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What is retinitis pigmentosa?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rare

Rare group of inherited (all types) retinal disease leading to blindness over years due to photoreceptor loss / cell death from various specific protein mutations affecting the retina and retinal pigment epithelium.

In brief: Rare

Rare group of inherited (all types) retinal disease leading to blindness over years due to photoreceptor loss / cell death from various specific protein mutations affecting the retina and retinal pigment epithelium.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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 medical treatment, however the argus ii retinal implant may be useful in end stage disease.

In brief: 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 medical treatment, however the argus ii retinal implant may be useful in end stage disease.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology

In brief: Genetic disease

This is a genetic disease which induces gradual breakdown of the retina with progressive decreased vision and night blindness.
This is progressive and few effective treatments exist - some have tried high dose vitamin a supplements. It is easily diagnosed with a dilated eye exam.

In brief: Genetic disease

This is a genetic disease which induces gradual breakdown of the retina with progressive decreased vision and night blindness.
This is progressive and few effective treatments exist - some have tried high dose vitamin a supplements. It is easily diagnosed with a dilated eye exam.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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