Stargardt's disease is the most common inherited form of juvenile macular degeneration. In particular, this type of maculopathy begins in late childhood and progressively leads to legal blindness.

Stargardt's diseaseStargardt's disease

It is similar to age-related macular degeneration and affects about 1 in 20000 children. Boys and girls are equally affected. The disease will be inherited to children when both parents have the gene mutation that cause the disease. The disease onset is during the first or second decade of life with bilateral and progressive impairment of central vision.