Stargardt Disease

Understanding Stargardt Disease and Slow Vision: Low Vision Doctors Of Ohio. Columbus, OH

Stargardt disease is a genetic disorder affecting the macula, leading to gradual vision loss. At Low Vision Doctors Of Ohio in Columbus, OH, we specialize in supporting individuals with Stargardt disease and slow vision progression.

Stargardt Disease

​​​​​​​How Stargardt Disease Causes Slow Vision:

Stargardt disease is caused by mutations in the ABCA4 gene, leading to the accumulation of toxic byproducts in the macula. Over time, this damages the photoreceptor cells responsible for central vision, resulting in slow and progressive vision loss.

Symptoms of Stargardt Disease:

  • Blurred central vision

  • Difficulty adapting to changes in lighting

  • Decreased color perception

  • Challenges with visual acuity

  • Loss of central vision in advanced stages

Managing Stargardt Disease:

While there is no cure, early diagnosis and management are crucial. Low Vision Doctors Of Ohio offers tailored support, including low vision aids and visual rehabilitation, to slow progression and preserve remaining vision.

Contact us today for personalized support and management strategies for Stargardt disease and slow vision progression.

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