What is Stargardt?
Stargardt's disease is a rare eye disease where the centre of the retina, the site of sharpest vision (macula), is affected. Since it typically manifests itself before age 20, one also speaks of a juvenile macular degeneration.
What can you see of Stargardt?
Sometimes when I explain someone what Stargardt is and how I see with it, the reaction is :
- Amazing that you are so well adapted . One can't tell that you have it.
I then thank for the compliment, but think to myself that it's not quite so simple. Anyone watching me more closely may notice that in addition to the direct signs ( such as when I unpack my magnifying glass to read the menu ) there are also many less obvious clues.