What is the origin of the Stargardt disease ? When does it appear ? How does the eyesight change ? What are the hopes for treatment ?
Questions to which the Stargardt Foundation wishes to contribute in finding answers.
WHAT ARE THE AIMS OF THE STARGADT FOUNDATION ?
Create a community of people to facilitate clinical trials to help develop futur treatment for Stargartd disease.
Develop clear and exhaustive information on Stargardt disease to give each concerned person a better understanding of its origin and evolution : understand when the illness starts, how it « evolves » and what the « deficient » gene prevents the patient from doing.
Provide information about the various scientific approaches for this retinal distrophy (gene therapy, pharmacology, cellular therapy, artificial retina) and the advances of research (fundamental research projects, pre-clinical experiments, clinical experiments)
Support medical research and create a partnership with scientific teams in helping and accelerating the recruitment of patients in their research work.
Raise funds to support Stargardt research.