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Old 02-27-2009, 11:28 AM   #4
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Re: Just diagnosed with Stargardts disease..

Apparently, there are certain visible characteristics of the disease, as it develops. A genetic test would be conclusive too.
That being said, there are a lot of different retinal dystrophies and macular degenerations. Mine, for example, is undiagnosed. Some doctors call it cone dystrophy but say the expected signs of retinal damage are not there. Others call it retinal dystrophy and one said it could be a form of macular degeneration. No matter, they are all genetic. Of course, knowing the prognosis would be helpful.

Last edited by KeelaC; 02-27-2009 at 11:29 AM.