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Treatment of Stargardt's Disease

Until recently, Stargardt's Disease has been regarded as "untreatable". In 1997, the gene which causes the disease was discovered, enabling extensive research to be conducted. As a result, there may be preventive treatments available within a few years. Human trials are currently taking place on several treatments. Some of these developments are listed in the News And Developments section of this website.

Stem Cell Research may hold the key to a cure within 10 years. Clinical trials are currently underway in the U.S., UK and Japan. The results are promising and it is likely that a cure for Stargardts Disease will be available soon.

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