Stargardt disease is the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration. The progressive vision loss associated with Stargardt disease is caused. Stargardt disease is the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration. ¿Qué es la enfermedad de Stargardt? Written By. Definition. Stargardt disease (STGD) is the most common childhood recessively inherited macular dystrophy. The condition has a genetic basis.

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At least 1 disease -causing mutation in the ABCA4 gene was found in 11 of the patients. Visual acuity loss and clinical observations in a large series of patients with Stargardt disease. Peripheral vision is usually normal. Stargardt ‘s macular dystrophy. He suggested that it is not a coincidence that the macula of the retina also has the highest concentration of cis-retinal-containing visual pigment, a feature reflecting, in part, the packing density of cone and rod photoreceptor cells.

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At least 48 genes encermedad known to encode ABC transporters across the genome. Cone loss predominated closer to the fovea with a greater contribution from rod loss in the periphery.

It should be pointed that Stargardt and fundus flavimaculatus differ in important aspects. Ueber tapeto-retinale Degenerationen in Kindesalter. Translational research in regenerative stem cell therapies for retinal degenerative diseases: Therefore, FAF is a perfectly adequate exam to stage and diagnose Stargardt especially if combined with ultrastructural data derived from OCT.

Likewise, both rod and cone thresholds present comparable loss. Although visual acuity is severely reduced, peripheral visual fields remain normal throughout life. Expert curators review the literature and organize it to facilitate your work. A gene for Stargardt’s disease fundus flavimaculatus maps to the short arm of chromosome 1.


Treated eyes showed marked reduction in retinal A2E accumulation. Children or teenagers complain of problems with reading and gradually notice grey or black zones blind spots in the centre of their visual field. Interestingly, it seems the visual prognosis is highly dependent of age of disease onset, with patients presenting with significantly compromised vision stargardr an earlier age having poorer outcomes.

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Some families exhibited concordance of ABCA4 alleles with the macular degeneration phenotype, but others did not. Retinal Dystrophies and Degenerations. Thirteen of 25 patients had progressive ffERG abnormalities. Vitamin Enfermedae supplementation has been regarded as a therapeutic option for certain retinal degenerative conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa.

The clinical diagnosis is based on ophthalmological examinations consisting of visual acuity and sargardt field testing, ophthalmoscopy, electroretinography ERGfluorescein angiography FA stargzrdt, fundus autofluorescence FAFand optical coherence tomography OCTrevealing macular anomalies progressive atrophy often in a ‘beaten bronze pattern’ and yellow-white fishtail flecks that may present only in the central macula but may also extend beyond the vascular arcades.

CC ]. Ueber familiare, progressive Degeneration in der Makulagegend des Auges. Therefore, Stargardt patients should avoid vitamin A supplementation. The various categories of juvenile macular degeneration.

Diagnostic evaluation of Stargardt disease is based on family history, visual acuity, fundus examination, enfermecad field testing, fluorescein angiography, fundus autofluorescence FAFelectroretinography ERG and optical-coherence tomography OCT. Once thought to represent a completely distinct condition, fundus flavimaculatus shares obvious phenotypic similarities with Stargardt disease and it is now consensual that fundus flavimaculatus and Stargardt disease are genetically linked and that the former stargaret a subset of Stargardt manifestations, with intermediate forms between the two equally considered.


The ABCA4 gene maps to the short arm of chromosome 1 1p Animal testing se gene therapy for Stargardt disease remains limited. In addition, two autosomal dominant types of macular dystrophy exist that resemble STGD1: Inversely, decreased areas of FAF relate to low level RPE metabolic activity which normally underlies local atrophy with secondary photoreceptor loss.

Cone photoreceptor abnormalities correlate with vision loss in patients with Stargardt disease. CD3-vitamin-Amay have a beneficial effect since this compound prevented vitamin A dimerization in the murine model of Stargardt disease. In any case, patients with this disease must avoid supplements containing Vitamin A and are advised to wear glasses with UV protection.

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None of the 80 controls had these missense mutations. Curiously, there seems to be intra-familial homogeneity in the enfremedad pattern of functional loss. Genetic testing is currently not performed on a routine basis. A family study of fundus flavimaculatus. Isotretinoin has reportedly been capable of dampening A2E deposition in the RPE of abca4 knockout mice. The heightened capacity for photon absorption conferred by the density of visual pigment in the macula translates into a higher probability that all-trans-retinal will be available for A2E formation.

Long-term follow-up of Stargardt’s disease and fundus flavimaculatus. Moreover, 1 year after gene transfer, A2E accumulation in treated eyes matched the A2E levels of normal wild-type controls.

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