Frequently Asked Questions

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Stargardt’s disease affects the light sensing part of the eye called the retina – primarily the central retina that provides detailed vision, colour vision, recognising faces and reading vision. Early on in the disease, people experience blurring of vision, mainly the ability to see fine details such as text. As the disease progresses there is increasing loss of colour vision. Some people also experience impairment of night vision at a later stage. How quickly vision deteriorates varies greatly between individuals but after years both fine and course detail may be difficult to see. The condition makes reading challenging, as well as impairing everyday tasks such as studying, working, driving and crossing a road safely.