Vision Loss More Severe in Juvenile Batten Than in Stargardt, Study Says

Vision Loss More Severe in Juvenile Batten Than in Stargardt, Study Says

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Vision Loss More Severe in Juvenile Batten Than in Stargardt, Study Says

Compared to children whose vision loss is due to Stargardt disease, those with  juvenile Batten (CLN3) disease have more extensive retinal pathology leading to a distinctively more rapid loss of visual acuity, color blindness, and poor retinal responses to light, a study reports. Recognizing the early clinical characteristics of Batten disease, which can be similar to early onset Stargardt (STGD1), can help clinicians in making an accurate diagnosis and starting appropriate treatment.  According to the researchers, this analysis…

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