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5 Facts you should know about

Stargardt disease

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A genetic eye disorder that causes progressive vision loss

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Vision loss is due to abnormal accumulation of a fatty yellow pigment (lipofuscin) in the cells within the macula

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The main symptom is loss of visual acuity, uncorrectable with glasses

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People with Stargardt disease also have problems with night vision, and some have problems with color vision

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It is most commonly caused by mutations in the ABCA4 gene and inherited in an autosomal recessive manner

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