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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Additional histological examination shows that the structural abnormalities increase as a function of distance from the optic disc. However, patients with more widespread disease can present with notably abnormal scotopic and photopic responses on full-field ERG.

Given Enfsrmedad is a retinal degeneration, identification of viable photoreceptors plays a central role in the selection of patients amenable to gene therapy.

Longitudinal studies showed progressive increases in AF followed by reduced AF associated with losses of statgardt sensitivity, outer retinal layers, and cones.

A gene for late-onset fundus flavimaculatus with macular dystrophy maps to chromosome 1p The age at onset ranged from 17 to 60 years in adult patients. Treatment with isotretinoin inhibits lipofuscin accumulation in a mouse model of recessive Stargardt’s macular degeneration.

X This website intends to use cookies to improve the site and your experience. Carpel and Kalina described 3 affected sisters. We are determined to keep this website freely accessible. The condition has a genetic basis due to mutations in the ABCA4 gene, and results from the accumulation of visual cycle kinetics-derived byproducts in the retinal pigmented epithelium RPE with secondary photoreceptor dysfunction and death.

What Is Stargardt Disease?

Periphery and night-time vision stargarst not lost in the vast majority of patients but, during the later stages of the disease, the vision of colour is also affected. In 1 family they encountered an affected female stargardh, on the basis of haplotype analysis, carried only 1 disease allele. There is no treatment available for STGD1 but gene replacement therapy is currently under development.

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To understand better the shared characteristics of Stargardt macular dystrophy and fundus flavimaculatus, Armstrong et al. Flecks may form individual or confluent enfermdead and have a typical central distribution in Stargardt patients, with variable mid-periphery involvement.

They reported apparent nonpenetrance in a year-old male. Median ages of onset and baseline examination were 8. Years of gene therapy research for LCA and underlying RPE65 mutations, have produced incomparable breakthroughs, which will invariably serve as a foundation for further research involving other retinal dystrophies.


Typical Stargardt patients usually preserve their peripheral visual fields. Case of Stargardt disease caused by uniparental isodisomy. As pointed out by WeleberRosehr found that 2 of the original patients described by Stargardtwhen ce almost 50 years later, still did not complain of night blindness and their visual fields were, at most, only mildly constricted.

It is normally dde in people aged under twenty although loss of vision may not become apparent until the third or fourth decade of life. Although ABC transporters are present across the entire human organism, it is interesting to observe that ABCA4 localizes specifically to the retina.

Stargardt disease is the early degeneration of the retina due to genetic causes.

Stargardt disease/Fundus flavimaculatus

Given that there is no reliable way to predict the type of functional visual loss based on the fundus examination alone, electrophysiological testing is essential to evaluate patients with Stargardt disease. Krill and Deutman suggested the possibility of a rarer, phenotypically indistinguishable, autosomal dominant form. However, it can be useful at initial presentation whenever fundus changes are not obvious. This low level of activity could explain the prolonged dark adaptation usually found in Stargardt patients and in abca4 knockout mice, and explains the residual vision often observed in Stargardt patients.


In addition, two autosomal dominant types of macular dystrophy exist that resemble STGD1: Lentiviral vectors are the most suitable for ABCA4 gene transfer. Recently, it was found that OCT provides a more precise evaluation of local disease severity than FAF, a relationship that is further accentuated as FAF intensity values decrease.

The orderly relationship between these phenotypic features permitted the development of a model of disease sequence in retinal degeneration due to ABCA4 mutation, which predicted lipofuscin accumulation as a key early component of disease expression with abnormal slowing of the rod and cone retinoid cycle occurring at later stages of the disease sequence.

The earliest cone spacing abnormalities were observed in regions of homogeneous AF, normal visual function, and normal outer retinal structure.

A2E is a major component of lipofuscin, a hallmark of cellular degeneration. Cone photoreceptor abnormalities correlate with vision loss in patients with Stargardt disease.

From a biochemical standpoint, abca4 mice fail to transport N-retinylidene-PE across disc membranes, leading to its progressive entrapment inside the discs.