Other Names for this Disease
- Stargardt macular dystrophy
- Juvenile onset macular degeneration
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Tests & Diagnosis
Yes. Genetic testing may help distinguish the type of Stargardt disease a person has, and provide information about the mode of inheritance and risks to other family members. The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) provides information about the genetic tests available for Stargardt disease. The intended audience for the GTR is health care providers and researchers. Patients and consumers with specific questions about genetic testing for this condition should speak with their ophthalmologist or a genetics professional.
Last updated: 3/8/2016
- The John and Marcia Carver Nonprofit Genetic Testing Laboratory provides non-profit genetic testing for rare eye diseases to meet a societal need. Click here to read about genetic testing for Stargardt disease.