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Is it rare for teenagers to have macular degeneration?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Very rare

The common type of macular degeneration is called amd, standing for "age-related macular degeneration", and the age is old age, usually over 60.
However, there are rarer conditions of the retina that can lead to degeneration. Stargardt's disease, retinitis pigmentosa, pattern dystrophies of the retinal pigment epithelium, retinal cone dystrophies, and familial drusen can affect teens.

In brief: Very rare

The common type of macular degeneration is called amd, standing for "age-related macular degeneration", and the age is old age, usually over 60.
However, there are rarer conditions of the retina that can lead to degeneration. Stargardt's disease, retinitis pigmentosa, pattern dystrophies of the retinal pigment epithelium, retinal cone dystrophies, and familial drusen can affect teens.
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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery

In brief: Many

Age related macular degeneration (amd) is a leading cause of visual loss in the elderly population.
Treatment depends on type and severity of amd. The symptoms are highly variable also: mild to moderate blurring in central areas of vision, distortion of images, haziness. There is a familial form of macular degeneration as well.

In brief: Many

Age related macular degeneration (amd) is a leading cause of visual loss in the elderly population.
Treatment depends on type and severity of amd. The symptoms are highly variable also: mild to moderate blurring in central areas of vision, distortion of images, haziness. There is a familial form of macular degeneration as well.
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