Dome-shaped macula associated with best vitelliform macular dystrophy

Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Ilaria Zucchiatti, Francesco Fasce, Maria Lucia Cascavilla, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Francesco Bandello

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Purpose: Dome-shaped macula (DSM) has been described recently as an inward convexity of the macula typical of myopic eyes detectable on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). The authors describe a case of monolateral DSM associated with Best vitelliform macular dystrophy (VMD). Methods: Case report. Results: A 60-year-old man already diagnosed with VMD in vitelliruptive stage underwent SD-OCT that revealed the typical vitelliform material accumulation associated in the left eye with a convex elevation of the macula. No change was registered over a 1-year follow-up. Conclusions: This is the first report describing a monolateral DSM associated with VMD. Dome-shaped macula could be considered as a nonspecific scleral alteration, probably due to increased scleral thickness, which can accompany many retinal disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-181
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2014


  • Best vitelliform macular dystrophy
  • Dome-shaped macula
  • Optical coherence tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Medicine(all)


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