Is age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD) an inherited retinal disease?
Unlike juvenile macular degeneration, age-related macular degeneration is not caused by a mutation in a single gene, but may be due to genetics, environmental factors, or lifestyle choices (such as smoking). There are a number of good resources for anyone living with AMD/ARMD, including the websites for the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) and the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.
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While Spark Therapeutics' ID YOUR IRD initiative is designed to lend a hand with genetic testing, aSharedVision is here to support you with information, community stories, and the opportunity to stay updated about advances in retinal gene therapy research. We’re glad you’re here.
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