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Is there a cure for retinitis pigmentosa?

Is there a cure for retinitis pigmentosa?

Retinal Chip: Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited disorders that cause degeneration of the retina. Depending on the type, some vision can be retained throughout life, in other cases, not. The most common symptoms are night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision. There is no cure, but there is a new retinal implant which restores crude central vision ( argus ii) for those who are blind from rp. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Retinitis Pigmentosa (Definition)

An eye disease in which the back wall inside the ...Read more


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Is there a cure for retinitis pigmentoa?

Is there a cure for retinitis pigmentoa?

None yet: No cure as of yet. We are working hard on this and many exciting breakthroughs have occurred but no definitive cure. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for retinitis pigmentosa or nightblindness?

Is there a cure for retinitis pigmentosa or nightblindness?

No: Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is a defect in the lining tissue under the retina called the retinal pigment epithelium (rpe). It can be hereditary or sporadic , affect males or females, be found alone or with hearing or other neurological abnormalities. Treatment options are still experimental involving stem cell implantation, or gene therapy but none of these treatments are available yet to the public. ...Read more

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Is there a cure now for macular dystrophy?

Is there a cure now for macular dystrophy?

No: Unfortunately, there is no current cure for macular dystrophy. In the future a growth factor therapy or stem cell transplant may be a viable treatment option. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cortical blindness?

Is there a cure for cortical blindness?

No: That's when you're brain can't process the information, and eye is usually fine.There is no treatement for this at this time. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for color blindness?

Is there a cure for color blindness?

No: This is an inherited deficiency in the spectrum of the photoreceptors in your retina. Red color contacts have been proposed for relief but these merely shift the axis of non-recognition inducing a new type of color deficiency. There is no cure although a stem cell bit of research has worked to improve the color recognition in laboratory animals. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for retinal damages?

Is there a cure for retinal damages?

Yes and no: There are lots of causes of retinal damage-you need to be more specific. If the damage is from swelling or bleeding under or in the retina, there are treatments to resolve these problems and restore retinal function. If the the retina is scarred, then there are no surgeries or drugs to regenerate the retina. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for neurofibromatosis?

Is there a cure for neurofibromatosis?

No: There is no cure for neurofibromatosis and goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms. Painful cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors and those that occur on visible areas of the body may be removed surgically. Surgery also may be performed to remove schwannomas and nerve tissue tumors (neurofibromas) that cause pain, sensory loss, and loss of function. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for deafness?

Is there a cure for deafness?

On occasion: Some causes of deafness are reversible, but an otolaryngologist can help. Yet, if not possible, one could consider the possibility of a cochlear implant. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for serius retinopathy?

Is there a cure for serius retinopathy?

Time: Serous retinopathy, also termed central serous maculopathy, is a condition of unknown origin which causes the central vessels to leak fluid, raising the retina in that area, and causing a distortion or lowering of the vision. Treatments such as steroids have been proven not to work and may be detrimental. Most cases spontaneous improve over a six month interval and laser might melp. ...Read more

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What is a cause for retinitis pigmentosa?

What is a cause for retinitis pigmentosa?

Retinitis pig: There is also a form that is from spontaneous mutation. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for incontinentia pigmenti?

No: see http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/incontinentia-pigmenti

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What is a cure for macular amyloidosis?

What is a cure for macular amyloidosis?

No scratching: Try using topical corticosteroids or topical capsacin cream to the area where you have macular amyloidosis. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for vitiligo?

Is there a cure for vitiligo?

Treatment: Not truly a cure but rather very good treatments. The best person to discuss this with is a rheumatologist and/or dermatologist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001834/. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for poliosis?

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Is there a cure for poliosis?

Poliosis: In this congenital absence of melanin (color) in hair on head, eyebrows & eyelashes, there is no cure. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure for cataracts?

Is there a natural cure for cataracts?

No: Cataracts are 100% normal. They are just age related changes that occurs in the lens of your eye that you are born with. There is nothing you can do to treat cataracts other than cataract surgery, however there is some recent evidence that you may be able to reduce the rate at which they develop by reducing your exposure to sunlight ( wear sunglasses) and possibly lutein supplements. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hemophilia?

Is there a cure for hemophilia?

No: Not yet, however, the disorder can be managed with injections of recombinant coagulation factors. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for alzheimer's?

Is there a cure for alzheimer's?

Sadly, No: There are treatments (medications) for some of the symptoms. It is also a significant area of research with emerging new treatments every year. Hopefully a cure will be found in your lifetime. ...Read more

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Retinitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of the retina- ...Read more