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What is known to cause macular degeneration?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Unknown
The cause (trigger) for this condition, which is age related, is unknown.
We know the effects, have some treatments available, and there is really extensive research in the cause but no positive results so far. A few are inherited but most have no obvious inheritance pattern. This is treated by retinal specialists who should be consulted if you are having problems.

In brief: Unknown
The cause (trigger) for this condition, which is age related, is unknown.
We know the effects, have some treatments available, and there is really extensive research in the cause but no positive results so far. A few are inherited but most have no obvious inheritance pattern. This is treated by retinal specialists who should be consulted if you are having problems.
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