Pattern Dystrophy usually occurs in later life and is sometimes confused with age-related macular degeneration.
People with Pattern Dystrophies may show different patterns of damage in each eye which may change over time. Most people keep good vision in at least one eye.
Pattern Dystrophy is a dominant form of macular dystrophy and is inherited from one parent. It can be diagnosed with a genetic test.
Unfortunately there is currently no treatment available. But there are many ways to help visually impaired people.