Juvenile macular degeneration is the term for group inherited eye disorders and eye diseases that can cause central vision loss in children and young adults. It is different from age-related macular degeneration or AMD as juvenile macular degeneration is an inherited condition and not a part of the aging process.
This condition consists of the deterioration of the macula in the eye, which is responsible for your central vision and ability to see clearly.
Common symptoms include difficulty reading, unfocused vision, sensitivity to light, noticing spots in your vision, loss of central vision, difficulty discerning colors, and if left untreated, legal blindness.
Currently, there is no treatment to prevent or cure this condition. It is important to protect your vision by wearing sunglasses and managing your vision with annual eye exams.
For more information on juvenile macular degeneration and how we can help you or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today at (732) 279-3268.