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What causes macular degeneration? Is it hereditary?


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  • shelby-comito moderator
    4 months ago

    Hi @courtneygetty, great question. Research has shown that the risk for developing age-related macular degeneration is increased by the presence of a family history. There are other risk factors to consider as well – age, gender, iris color, and lifestyle habits. You can read more about all of these risks here: https://maculardegeneration.net/risk-factors/ Thanks so much for reaching out!
    Best, Shelby, MacularDegeneration.net Team Member

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