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What is the difference between macular dystrophy vs macular degeneration?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology

In brief: See below

A dystrophy is an inherited disorder where as a degeneration is acquired during life.

In brief: See below

A dystrophy is an inherited disorder where as a degeneration is acquired during life.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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Dr. Theodore Leng
Ophthalmology

In brief: Genetics

Macular dystrophy is often cause by a defect in a gene for macular function, while age-related macular degeneration is not (currently known) to be caused by a gene malfunction, but from oxidative damage over time to the macula.
Essentially it's genetics vs environment.

In brief: Genetics

Macular dystrophy is often cause by a defect in a gene for macular function, while age-related macular degeneration is not (currently known) to be caused by a gene malfunction, but from oxidative damage over time to the macula.
Essentially it's genetics vs environment.
Dr. Theodore Leng
Dr. Theodore Leng
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