Macular degeneration is hereditary and it runs in families. It means the risk of developing the disease increases if someone in the family has it. This suggests that there are certain genes which when passed through families increase the chances of developing the disease. Hereditary degeneration mostly affects children and young adults.
Macular Degeneration or Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common eye problem in which macula damages and does not function properly. It is the most common cause of loss of vision seen in older people. Age-related macular degeneration is related to aging in which sharp central vision is destroyed slowly.