Macular degeneration is most common in elderly people. However, there is also what is known as ‘juvenile macular degeneration’ (JMD), which is a blanket term for a number of different hereditary eye diseases. These diseases include juvenile retinoschisis, Best disease and Stargardt’s disease.
Oct 15, 2011 · The changes seen in our patient represent drusen formation. Of course, the important question is: Why does a 30-year-old patient have drusen? Does she have macular degeneration? If she exhibited this presentation in her 60s, AMD would be a very reasonable diagnosis. But, 30-year-old individuals simply do not develop macular degeneration.Author: Mark T. Dunbar, O.D.
There are two basic types of Macular Degeneration: “dry” and “wet.” Approximately 85% to 90% of the cases of Macular Degeneration are the “dry” (atrophic) type, while 10-15% are the “wet” (exudative) type. Stargardt disease is a form of macular degeneration found in young people, caused by a recessive gene.
Oct 14, 2015 · Juvenile macular degeneration is a series of inherited eye disorders that affects children and young adults. Juvenile macular degeneration is different from age-related macular degeneration, which occurs as part of the body’s natural aging process.Juvenile macular degeneration is sometimes called macular dystrophy.