Macular Degeneration In Your Family

Evaluating Risk Factors: Macular Degeneration In Family Members

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as macular degeneration in your family — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate having knowledge of close relatives, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Macular Degeneration (any type) in close family members?
Possible responses:
→ None / don't know
→ Probably, in one family member
→ Probably, in more than one family member
→ Yes, in one family member
→ Yes, in more than one family member

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate macular degeneration in family, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
Macular Degeneration

Children and young people can suffer from an inherited form of macular degeneration called macular dystrophy.  Sometimes several members of a family will suffer from this, and if this is the case in your family it is very important that you have your eyes checked regularly.

Need For Routine Preventative Health Measures

Those with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of vision problems should have a yearly eye examination.

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