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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.

The condition, Macular Degeneration, has 3 stages. In the early stage, about 20% patients only develop an active neurovascular form. This stage changes to atrophic macular degeneration and later to neovascular macular degeneration which means it worsens slowly and gradually. The condition has no permanent and absolute cure.