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Kyle


11/07/2012

Is macular degeneration hereditary?

Is macular degeneration hereditary? If not, how can i get rid of it?
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  • Riley

    11/07/2012

    Well, yes, you should know that macular degeneration may be hereditary. According to some researches, the degree depends on the genetics you have. So in some degrees, macular degeneration can be hereditary. So you should know what type you have. Generally speaking, vitamin a is highly recommended, so you can eat some foods which are rich in vitamins such as the fishes and some other vegetables. Of course, we all know that macular degeneration is related to the age. Also, several clinical studies have revealed that the underlying cause of age-related macular degeneration is free radical damage or oxidative stress to the macula. Within the eye, high-energy ultraviolet light and the visible blue light creates excessive free radicals. So for this situation, you should go and see an eye doctor.
  • Melissa garcia

    11/07/2012

    Yes. To a certain extent, macular degeneration are heredity, but not exactly. That is to say, if your mother or father have macular degeneration, it will increase your risk of suffering macular degeneration. But does not make it definite. To reduce the risk, you'd better have an eye examination every year and if you find any sign of it, you shall get it treated at early time. Besides, you'd better not smoke. If you smoking, just quit it right now because it can increase the risk of macular degeneration hereditary.
  • bell

    11/07/2012

    The macular degeneration is a scarce familial hereditary disease, the focuses is mainly the binoculus macular region, it will not spread to the retina around. This kind of disease would happen in any age, however, the large physiological change of this disease is in the infant, teenage, puberty as well as the end of development periods. From the study, we can see it is a autosome recessive hereditary disease, if the parents are all has this disease, the children will get 100% rate's disease. Half of the parents get, and then half of the children will get it. For the sake of to avoid the children get the disease, you can choose the spouse who has not got such disease, which will decrease the rate of happening of disease.
  • anderson

    11/08/2012

    Some people with the macular degeneration is because of the age. And others get this because of the not suitable use of the eyes. The pathological mechanism of macular degeneration is mainly aging change in the macular area structure and the function decline for the performance of the retinal pigment epithelium in the cells and eye cells which are outside plate membrane ingestion. The not digested plate membrane leaves the residual and corpuscle retention in the basal part cell original propeller. The cells of the effluent will form a glass membrane wart. After secondary pathological changes, it may result in macular degeneration. In the long-term chronic light damage in in the macular zone ,there may appear the choroidal vascular sclerosis and retinal pigment epithelium cell which are related with aging problem. However, if you work hard and use the eyes too much, it may also cause this. You should eat more food with vitamin C which will moisture your eyes and vitamin A which will improve your eye sight.
  • anna rawson

    11/12/2012

    Hi Kyle. Yes, it's true. Macular degeneration is thought to be hereditary in some cases. Essentially, if you have a relative with MD, you are more genetically predisposed to it. My Grandfather has AMD, meaning I have more of a chance of developing it than some. There are environmental factors that you can change to avoid MD. For instance, if you smoke- quit! eat plenty of dark leafy, green veggies and consider taking a supplement ASAP. My Grandfather takes MacuHealth, a supplement full of lutein and zeaxanthin.He says his left eye's vision has somewhat improved since taking it. I'm considering starting it early myself. Find out more here: www.macuhealth.com. Hope this helped.
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