Stargardt Disease

Stargardt disease, (also known as Stargardt macular dystrophy), is an inherited eye disorder that causes a progressive blurring of a person’s central vision. Stargardt disease affects approximately one in 10,000 Canadians.

• Vision loss often begins during the teenage years.
• Progressive loss of central vision.
• Decreasing ability to see fine detail, or to distinguish faces and colours.

As of today, there are no treatments for Stargardt disease. The Foundation Fighting Blindness funds leading research into Stargardt disease and encourages people living with this disease to enrol in the FFB Patient Registry, which will keep you updated on emerging clinical trials and opportunities to participate.

Stargardt Disease Fact Sheets

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Please know that while information on this page has been supplied by vision care experts, it is meant to complement and not replace any advice or information from your eye health professional. Please talk to your doctor about what you learn here, and how it applies to your own vision health.