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Are you asking about the retinal condition called stargardt's disease?
I am a retina specialist and can help you with this issue. Who do you know that is suffering from this condition?
you are pretty old to have just been diagnosed with this condition....how long have you had stargardt's?
I have this disease and want to know mif there is ant treatment to help my vision
I have had it about Five ( 5) years that i know of
During the almost two decades that I have been practicing as a retina specialist I have been hoping and waiting for an effective treatment for this disease. I am very sorry to report that, at this time, there is nothing that can be done anywhere in the world.
There has been some recent good news however concern stem cell treatment
And there is talk of a possible human trial with a drug from a company called Advanced Cell Technology in the next year or so....
Right now, though, there is nothing that can be done.
Are you under the care of a retina surgeon?
I am a Veteran Disable, will VA pay for this treatment are medication
I am not under the care of a retina surgeon
Having worked in the VA hospital system in the 90's, I very much doubt it.
If someone has told you that you have stargardt's disease, you really need to be examined by a retina doctor to confirm it....there are many other retinal conditions that might be confused with it.
i have been to a retinal Doctor that is how i know i have this problem, I went to IU Hospital Indianapolis IN for an exam.
That is very good. You can be fairly sure that you have the right diagnosis. The bad news? There is no effective treatment at all.......sorry about that :(
Does this make sense to you?
Thank you ffor the information that you have given me
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