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what is the treatment for retinitis?

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Dr. Randall Wong
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
No Treatment: There is no known acceptable treatment for retinitis pigmentosa. None.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for retinitis?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Looking at retina...: ...With an ophthalmoscope - an ophthalmologist does that at every exam.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for retinitis pigmentoa?

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Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
None yet: No cure as of yet. We are working hard on this and many exciting breakthroughs have occurred but no definitive cure.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is retinitis stigmatosis and how is it treated?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Retinitis pigmentosa: This is an inherited condition with degeneration of the light receptive elements of the retina. There is no known treatment. It usually causes severe blindness.
India
A 30-year-old male asked:

Is there treatmennt of retenitis pigmentosa?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Not yet: This is an inherited failure of the light receptors to thrive - they instead gradually degenerate and lose function . There are many types with variable effects from visual handicap to almost complete blindness. No treatment is known to help. The fda has just approved an implantable device which can give some degree of visual input. It is crazy expensive - $100, 000 plus the cost of surgery.
Fallbrook, CA
A 54-year-old female asked:

Latest treatment for bird shot retinitis?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Retinochoroidopathy: Birdshot retinochoroidopathy is an uncommon chronic posterior uveitis. It should be followed by a specialist. Treatment is focused on reducing inflammation. This can be done with steroids or cyclosporine with or without ketoconazole. Other agents tried include mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine, methotrexate, and daclizumab. Please see the doctor for appropriate treatment and follow-up.

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