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Preventing macular degeneration thanks to knowledge of your DNA

 Macular degeneration is an eye condition affecting the centre of the retina (the macula lutea). In most cases it does not begin until after the age of 50. There are two forms of macular degeneration: a dry and a wet form. With both forms the eyesight of the person affected deteriorates and eventually he or she becomes visually impaired. This can take 10-15 years in the case of the dry form, while with the wet form the timescale ranges from several weeks up to a maximum of two years. 

Preventing macular degeneration thanks to knowledge of your DNA

Macular degeneration and heredity

The risk of macular degeneration is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of developing macular degeneration.

Preventing macular degeneration

Preventing macular degeneration

Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of macular degeneration. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent macular degeneration. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.

Reduce the risk of macular degeneration

Want to reduce the risk of macular degeneration?

An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including macular degeneration. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of macular degeneration, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.

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iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights

If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of macular degeneration even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.

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