About Stargardt’s

Stargardt’s disease is an inherited progressive disease that affects the retina.

The disease causes a blurring of vision, especially the ability to see fine details, for example difficulty reading a book and recognising faces.

It is most commonly diagnosed in children and young adults, but can also be diagnosed in middle age and less often in older people. It affects approximately one in 10,000 people and therefore is classed as a rare condition.

There is currently no treatment or cure for Stargardt’s disease.

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Fundraising

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Stargardt’s Connected Community

This is a community! Our community includes people affected by Stargardt’s, clinicians, researchers, opticians and pharmaceutical industries.

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EVENTS

Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, we are unable to hold any face to face meet ups at the moment. However, we understand the importance of connecting with our community and so hold regular Zoom sessions for those affected by the condition. These are informal sessions and have proved really popular as we connect with people around the world sharing stories and tips.

We also hold separate fun informal Zoom sessions for children and young people with Stargardt’s.

If you would like to find out more or join our sessions, then please leave a message and we will get back to you.

We use events to raise awareness, provide support, build our community and raise funds. Pictures from previous events can be seen below. As and when we are able to have events again we will list them here on the website.

Event Recordings

You can view recordings of some of our recent Zoom sessions by following the links below:

Forthcoming Events

Rando Allikmets on Stargardt’s and Genetics

We are very excited to have Professor Rando Allikmets from Columbia University present at our Adult zoom session on Saturday 22nd May from 2pm-4pm. Professor Rando Allikmets is responsible for...