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How does someone get juvenile macular degeneration (JMD)?

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These conditions come from gene changes passed down in families. Unfortunately, there’s no treatment. Visual aids, adaptive training, and other tools can help young people with vision loss remain active. Researchers continue to look for ways to prevent and treat juvenile macular degeneration (JMD).

SOURCES:

MD Support: "Types of Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Macular Degeneration Foundation: "Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Macular Degeneration International: "Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "What is Stargardt Disease?"

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: "Understanding Stargardt Disease."

American Macular Degeneration Foundation: "Stargardt Disease."

Orphanet Encyclopedia: "Best Disease."

Royal National Institute for Blind People: "Best's Disease."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "Best Disease."

Genetics Home Reference: X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis

NCBI BookShelf: "X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "What Is Juvenile Retinoschisis."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 31, 2020

SOURCES:

MD Support: "Types of Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Macular Degeneration Foundation: "Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Macular Degeneration International: "Juvenile Macular Degeneration."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "What is Stargardt Disease?"

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: "Understanding Stargardt Disease."

American Macular Degeneration Foundation: "Stargardt Disease."

Orphanet Encyclopedia: "Best Disease."

Royal National Institute for Blind People: "Best's Disease."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "Best Disease."

Genetics Home Reference: X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis

NCBI BookShelf: "X-Linked Juvenile Retinoschisis."

Foundation Fighting Blindness: "What Is Juvenile Retinoschisis."

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 31, 2020

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