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Is there a difference between macular degeneration and age-related macular degeneration?

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Dr. Samuel Barone
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Technically yes

In general when people use the term 'macular degeneration' they are referring to the age-related form, but technically there are other types.
Age-related macular degeneration is by far the most common, and the other and more rare forms are often hereditary and present much earlier in life.

In brief: Technically yes

In general when people use the term 'macular degeneration' they are referring to the age-related form, but technically there are other types.
Age-related macular degeneration is by far the most common, and the other and more rare forms are often hereditary and present much earlier in life.
Dr. Samuel Barone
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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

Macular degeneration and age related macular degeneration are use interchangeably.
The diseaase use to be called senile macular degeneration. The wording was changed for obvious reasons. The macula can degenerate for other reasons; myopia, trauma, pharacologic. These types of macular damage are degeneration, but for reasons other that armd.

In brief: Not usually

Macular degeneration and age related macular degeneration are use interchangeably.
The diseaase use to be called senile macular degeneration. The wording was changed for obvious reasons. The macula can degenerate for other reasons; myopia, trauma, pharacologic. These types of macular damage are degeneration, but for reasons other that armd.
Dr. William Dieck
Dr. William Dieck
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

Macular degeneration is generally an abbreviated name of the disease age related macular degeneration.
However macular degeneration is a more general term that can also refer to any degenerative disease process in the macula like rp , myopic degeneration , presumed histo, macular dystrophies etc..

In brief: Yes and no

Macular degeneration is generally an abbreviated name of the disease age related macular degeneration.
However macular degeneration is a more general term that can also refer to any degenerative disease process in the macula like rp , myopic degeneration , presumed histo, macular dystrophies etc..
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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