Macular dystrophy pigment change in macula of teenager

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My son has a circle shape of pigment change in one eye with normal vision. Dr called it a pattern dystrophy. Everything on internet says hereditary but does it have to be hereditary? So scared due to what all I have read. He's 13. Has anyone had this and what's the prognosis, I hope it's some benign spot that can heal.

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    I have it also. Dont panic too much. It is heriditary, but can be via autosommal recesive, so parents are just transmittors and are healthy. In my family no one has it.
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      I am 27. been diagnosed in november. Both eyes. I had symptoms of bad night vision sicne i was 14, so that was when it started. I have leoblems with night vision. What about your son?
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      They showed me his picture of macula. Did u see yours? What did it look like? His is dystrophy, pigment was a yellow circle, doubled in size in 1 year.
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      He doesn't have any problems. Just a lil distant vision blurry as I did when I was 21. I'm a pharmacist and have always been nervous about hearing bad news from the eye dr for my kids. So I took him and they found it.

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