6 doctors weighed in:
Is macular degeneration caused by trauma?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Amish Purohit
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Typical age related macular degeneration is not caused by trauma.
It is a genetic condition which can be affected by nutritional and environmental factors.

In brief: No
Typical age related macular degeneration is not caused by trauma.
It is a genetic condition which can be affected by nutritional and environmental factors.
Dr. Amish Purohit
Dr. Amish Purohit
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nope
One can get macular damage that could look like the end stage of macular degenration and have the same symptoms, nut they are 2 separate diseases.

In brief: Nope
One can get macular damage that could look like the end stage of macular degenration and have the same symptoms, nut they are 2 separate diseases.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: No
Macular degeneration is essentially a genetic/inherited disease.
Trauma can damage the macula however.

In brief: No
Macular degeneration is essentially a genetic/inherited disease.
Trauma can damage the macula however.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
In brief: No
Trauma can cause retinal macular trauma such as choroidal rupture, hemorrhage and detachment.
Macular degeneration in the traditional sense is caused by aging.

In brief: No
Trauma can cause retinal macular trauma such as choroidal rupture, hemorrhage and detachment.
Macular degeneration in the traditional sense is caused by aging.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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