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Whats stargardts macular dystrophy?
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Inherited disease
Stargardts macular dystrophy is usually a bilateral form of macular degeneration which leads to severe central vision loss by the 5th decade of life.
The peripheral vision usually remains intact. While it is inherited from both parents, the risks of passing it on to the next generation are quite slim. There is a clinical trial testing the efficacy of stems cells on reversing damage in smd.

In brief: Inherited disease
Stargardts macular dystrophy is usually a bilateral form of macular degeneration which leads to severe central vision loss by the 5th decade of life.
The peripheral vision usually remains intact. While it is inherited from both parents, the risks of passing it on to the next generation are quite slim. There is a clinical trial testing the efficacy of stems cells on reversing damage in smd.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Theodore Leng
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Inherited disease
Stargardt disease is a autosomal recessive, inherited, disease that primarily affects the central vision by means of a mutation in the abca4 gene that helps recycle proteins used in the detection of light by the cells in the retina.

In brief: Inherited disease
Stargardt disease is a autosomal recessive, inherited, disease that primarily affects the central vision by means of a mutation in the abca4 gene that helps recycle proteins used in the detection of light by the cells in the retina.
Dr. Theodore Leng
Dr. Theodore Leng
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