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Vitelliform macular degeneration associated with mitochondrial myopathy.
  1. G Modi,
  2. J M Heckman and
  3. D Saffer
  1. Department of Medicine, Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa.


    A patient with mitochondrial myopathy is described. Examination of his fundus revealed bilateral vitelliform degeneration of the maculae. This lesion is a focal abnormality of the retinal pigment epithelium and may be a manifestation of the underlying mitochondrial disease.

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