Stem cells approved to treat ‘orphan’ disease

Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy is the most common form of genetic juvenile macular degeneration. Manifestation of the condition begins in late childhood, leading to legal blindness. It is symptomatically similar to age-related macular degeneration, and it affects approximately one in 10,000 children.  Olympic and Paralympic skier Brian McKeever is the best-known victim of the disease, which…