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Stargadt’s disease in two Nigerian siblings

Authors Oluleye T, Aina A, Sarimiye T, Olaniyan S

Received 29 September 2012

Accepted for publication 16 November 2012

Published 3 April 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 13—15


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Tunji S Oluleye, Akinsola Sunday Aina, Tarela Frederick Sarimiye, Segun Isaac Olaniyan

Retinal and Vitreous Unit, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract: Stargardt’s disease is an inherited macular dystrophy that is transmitted in an autosomal recessive or dominant pattern. The disorder is typically characterized by impairment of central vision, with onset around the first 10–20 years of life. Stargardt’s disease is rare in sub-Saharan Africa. This is probably the first reported case in the subregion. We present two siblings with the disease. Presentation, pathophysiology, and management modalities are discussed.

Keywords: Stargardt’s disease, macular dystrophy, retinal, Nigerians

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