Stargardt Disease Causes Progressive Vision LossMaeve Doyle is living with a genetic condition that impacts her ability to see—Stargardt disease. Doyle, 18, started college this year; she is studying genetics and may one day find a treatment for her blinding eye disease. Stargardt disease causes progressive vision loss. She says:
"As for the future, who knows? I might become a genetic counselor and support people with inherited conditions. Or I might become a geneticist and find a treatment for Stargardt disease! Whatever direction I go in, I'm certain I'll get there."
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"I don't mind being visually impaired — I know nothing else and I came to terms with it a long time ago"