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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Stargardt disease


Other Names for this Disease
  • Stargardt macular dystrophy
  • Juvenile onset macular degeneration
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Tests & Diagnosis

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Is genetic testing available for Stargardt disease?

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


Testing

Other Names for this Disease
  • Stargardt macular dystrophy
  • Juvenile onset macular degeneration
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.