A 18-year-old male asked:
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my mom is sick by the disease called retina pigmentosa, and i wanna know where n who can help my mom's eyes. it had been said tht it couldnt be healed!?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Inherited: Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is one of a family of inherited retinal degenerations with variable outcome but mostly substantial visual handicap. There is no cure. Victims need to get support from local rp groups and training to deal with visual handicap. You should consult a genetic counselor for your own sake and that of your children and siblings.
Answered on Sep 11, 2012
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
No treatment: Consider a nearby academic center/university to see if there are any clinical trials she can participate in.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013

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