Stargardt Disease

Stargardt disease, also known as fundus flavimaculatus, is a retinal disorder that affects the macula early in life and hence, is often also called juvenile macular degeneration or early onset macular degeneration. Unlike age-related macular degeneration, there is never a leakage of blood or fluid, though the same area of the retina (the macula) is affected. The macula is the central part of the retina that is responsible for providing sharp detail and color vision. As in age-related macular degeneration or macular dystrophy, Stargardt disease does not affect the peripheral retina and, as a result, individuals do not lose all of their vision.