Stargardt's disease


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Stargardt's disease

 [stahr´gahrts]
a congenital form of macular degeneration that first appears between the ages of 6 and 20 and is marked by rapid loss of visual acuity with a cystlike macular lesion that in the early stages resembles egg yolk. Called also Stargardt's macular degeneration.

Stargardt's disease

A hereditary condition characterized by progressive retinal degeneration, due to a defect on chromosome 1; SD is similar to age-related macular degeneration. See Macular degeneration.
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Stargardt's disease, also known as Stargardt's macular dystrophy, affects the area of the retina called the macula and causes a reduction in central vision.
This pipeline also contains several other molecules for genetic eye diseases, including QR-411 for Usher syndrome type 2A due to the PE-40 mutation, QRX-1011 for Stargardt's disease and QRX-504 for Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy.
It can also assist in the diagnosis and management of patients with hereditary conditions such as Best's and Stargardt's disease.
Leeds-based Laura was diagnosed with Stargardt's disease, a rare inherited condition, which causes the light-sensitive cells in the retina to deteriorate, resulting in central vision loss or, in some cases, total blindness.
Victoria, 31, has Stargardt's disease, an inherited eye disease which affects the macula.
Stargardt's disease and age-related macular degeneration are different diseases with similar symptoms.
In conjunction, the company intends to initiate both its pivotal programme for Stargardt's disease (SMD) and Phase Two age-related macular degeneration (AMD) trials using its retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells to determine the efficacy and safety, as well as to assess relevant functional and anatomical parameters of cell transplantation using an untreated control group, with the intent of bringing a product to market potentially as early as 2019.
Its lead product is undergoing studies in humans who have dry age-related macular degeneration and Stargardt's disease.
Stargardt's disease or Stargardt's macular dystrophy is a genetic disease that causes progressive vision loss, usually starting in children between 10 to 20 years of age.
The Scots both suffer from a deteriorating eye condition called Stargardt's disease.
Smyth, who has limited vision because of Stargardt's disease, was not challenged as he burst from the blocks.
Boss was diagnosed with Stargardt's disease, a genetic disorder that led to blindness when she was just eight-years-old.