Receiving a macular degeneration diagnosis can be scary. If the condition runs in your family and you haven’t been diagnosed yet, then you could be at an increased risk. As the leading cause of vision loss, macular degeneration is best treated by preventing the condition or catching it early to stop further progression. Currently, the disease is considered incurable once you have been diagnosed. Because of this, it helps to educate yourself about the disease and take the steps needed to ensure that your vision remains healthy for as long as possible.