Stargardt’s disease is an inherited form of macular degeneration that affects children and young adults. This condition causes light sensitivity cells within the retina to deteriorate and result in a loss of vision clarity and central vision loss.
Symptoms of Stargardt’s disease include small yellow spots covering the retina, difficulty seeing colors, distorted vision, and dark spots. In some cases, vision loss may progress slowly, but in other cases, symptoms may come on rapidly.
There is no known treatment for Stargardt’s disease, but we recommend patients protect their eyes from UV rays as well as wearing prescription lenses if needed to prevent unnecessary strain.
For more information on Stargardt’s disease and how we can help or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today at (732) 279-3268.