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What is Stargardt eye disease?

What is Stargardt eye disease?

Stargardt macular degeneration is a genetic eye disorder that causes progressive vision loss. This disorder affects the retina , the specialized light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. Specifically, Stargardt macular degeneration affects a small area near the center of the retina called the macula.

Is Stargardt’s disease wet or dry?

Advanced AMD takes two forms, neovascular (wet) and atrophic (dry). Stargardt disease (STGD) is the commonest form of inherited macular dystrophy. Objective: To carry out a systematic review of treatments for dry AMD and STGD, and to identify emerging treatments where future NIHR research might be commissioned.

Who gets Stargardt’s disease?

What Causes Stargardt’s Disease? Stargardt’s is an inherited disease passed along to children when both parents carry mutations of a gene associated with vitamin A processing in the eye. Parents can carry recessive genetic traits responsible for Stargardt’s, even though they themselves may not have the disease.

What kind of eye disease is Stargardt disease?

¿Qué es la enfermedad de Stargardt? Stargardt disease is an eye disease that causes vision loss in children and young adults. It is an inherited disease, meaning it is passed on to children from their parents. Stargardt disease is often called juvenile macular dystrophy.

Are there any gene therapies for Stargardt disease?

Genetic testing is now available to precisely diagnose what type of macular degeneration a patient has. This is the surest way to know the genetic basis for your condition. Unfortunately, there is no available treatment for Stargardt disease. But there are several gene therapy and drug therapy trials going on.

How long does central vision last with Stargardt disease?

Vision may rapidly get worse until it reaches about 20/200. After this point, vision generally stays about the same. While central vision will be lost, many people with Stargardt disease may keep good side vision for the rest of their lives. Who is at risk for Stargardt disease?

What happens to the macula in Stargardt disease?

In people with Stargardt disease, special light-sensing cells in the macula, called photoreceptors, die off. Central, or detailed, vision becomes blurry or has dark areas. It may also be difficult to see colors well.