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If a 90 yo parent has age-related macular degeneration, should the children take any precaution?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Genetic testing

About 70% of the risk for getting amd is programmed into our genes.
New office based genetic testing is available for offspring of patients with amd to ascertain their individual risk of getting the disease. Most of my patients who get it find it helpful. It provides information which guides lifestyle management and frequency of visits with retina specialist.

In brief: Genetic testing

About 70% of the risk for getting amd is programmed into our genes.
New office based genetic testing is available for offspring of patients with amd to ascertain their individual risk of getting the disease. Most of my patients who get it find it helpful. It provides information which guides lifestyle management and frequency of visits with retina specialist.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a retina special

Macular degeneration is genetic.
Off-spring and siblings are at risk. Get examined by an eye doctor.

In brief: See a retina special

Macular degeneration is genetic.
Off-spring and siblings are at risk. Get examined by an eye doctor.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Don't drive

They should be responsible and stop driving to protect themselves and others.

In brief: Don't drive

They should be responsible and stop driving to protect themselves and others.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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