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.
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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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