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What is juvenile macular degeneration (JMD)?

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Juvenile macular degeneration (JMD) is the term for several inherited and rare diseases that affect children and young adults. They include Stargardt's disease, Best disease, and juvenile retinoschisis. They can cause central vision loss that often starts in childhood or young adulthood.

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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