Macular Dystrophy, Stargardt-Like

Autosomal dominant Stargardt-like macular dystrophy is clinically very similar to Stargardt disease. It is a highly penetrant retinal disorder, with typical onset in childhood characterized by progressive loss of central vision followed by a rapid progression to legal blindness. This disorder is characterized by atrophic macular lesions with sharp borders associated with or without yellow fundus flecks. The lesion becomes more advanced over the course of a few years with increased atrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium that resembles the lesions seen in patients with autosomal recessive Stargardt disease. Temporal atrophy of the optic nerve head is present in almost all patients. Age of onset does vary greatly within and between families.

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(GJC3), GCSH, GDF1, GDF3, GDF6, GFER, GJA1, GJA8, GJB2, GJB6, GJE1, GLB1, GLDC, GLIS2, GLIS3, GM2A, GMPPA
  • Molecular confirmation of a clinical diagnosis
  • To assist with decisions about treatment and management of individuals with retinal dystrophies
  • Testing of at-risk relatives for specific known variant(s) previously identified in an affected family member
  • Prenatal diagnosis for known familial pathogenic variant(s) in at-risk pregnancies
  • Next-Gen Sequencing

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