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How does retinitis pigmentosa get diagnosed?

How does retinitis pigmentosa get diagnosed?

Symptoms; tests: Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is usually first noticed when the patient has difficulty seeing at night or loses a significant part of the field of vision. On examination there are characteristic appearances to the retina, and there is test called an ERG which gives the absolute diagnosis. Sometimes other cases are in the family. ...Read more

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Can i be starting to show symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa?

Can i be starting to show symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa?

RP: Have you been diagnosed as having RP.? What symptoms are you experiencing. If you have a family your Ophthalmologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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What is retinitis stigmatosis and how is it treated?

What is retinitis stigmatosis and how is it treated?

Inherited Disease: Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited disorders that cause degeneration of the retina and vision loss. The condition can be inherited in multiple ways and has a variety of symptoms. The most common ones are night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision. There is currently no proven treatment, however gene therapy is being explored as a possibility. ...Read more

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Are there any online sites for children diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa?

Are there any online sites for children diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa?

Yes.: There are website for children with rp. One example is the following: http://www.Familyconnect.Org/message_board_subjects.Asp?Folderid=65. Others can be found via a google search. ...Read more

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What are the tests for retinitis?

Looking at retina...: ...With an ophthalmoscope - an ophthalmologist does that at every exam. ...Read more

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Retinitis pigmentosa? What, who, how, ok I need to know all about it.

Inherited loss visio: Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited defects in the maintainence of the light receptive elements of the retina. There are variable times of onset, differences in degree of loss but unfortunately no cure. A retinal specialist should be consulted and then a genetics expert to determine your risk of passing it on. Check with your local retinitis pigmentosa society for help. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have retinitis pigmentosa?

What does it mean to have retinitis pigmentosa?

Genetic Disease: Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited disorders that cause degeneration of the retina and vision loss. The condition can be inherited in multiple ways and has a variety of symptoms. The most common ones are night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision. There is currently no proven medical treatment, however the argus ii retinal implant may be useful in end stage disease. ...Read more

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Does anyone on here treat retinitis pigmentosa?

Does anyone on here treat retinitis pigmentosa?

Yes: People with retinitis pigmentosa should still be followed though treatment is limited. There are complications that can be addressed such as cataracts and swelling in the retina associated with retinitis pigmentosa. Low vision evaluation is also important. New therapies are being studied, so your retinal specialist can keep you updated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for retinitis?

No Treatment: There is no known acceptable treatment for retinitis pigmentosa. None. ...Read more