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What is the treatment for retinitis pigmentosa?

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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: 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 an fda-approved retinal implant which restores crude central vision( argus ii) for those who are blind from rp.

In brief: 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 an fda-approved retinal implant which restores crude central vision( argus ii) for those who are blind from rp.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: None known

Rp, an inherited failure to thrive of light receptors in the retina, does not respond to any known treatment.
This is an are in which stem cell research is likely to be of benefit in the future and some improvement has been reported with retinal implants.

In brief: None known

Rp, an inherited failure to thrive of light receptors in the retina, does not respond to any known treatment.
This is an are in which stem cell research is likely to be of benefit in the future and some improvement has been reported with retinal implants.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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