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What is a cause for retinitis pigmentosa?

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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Retinitis pig

There is also a form that is from spontaneous mutation.

In brief: Retinitis pig

There is also a form that is from spontaneous mutation.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Agree. Many are also genetic.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Inheritance

Retinitis pigmentosa is due to one of several forms of inherited failure to thrive of the light receptors in the retina of the person having the condition.
The inheritance can be in a number of forms: recessive, dominant, sex linked and affects all races. The "cause" then is the passing on of the defective genes from parents to chilld.

In brief: Inheritance

Retinitis pigmentosa is due to one of several forms of inherited failure to thrive of the light receptors in the retina of the person having the condition.
The inheritance can be in a number of forms: recessive, dominant, sex linked and affects all races. The "cause" then is the passing on of the defective genes from parents to chilld.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees

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 cure, however gene therapy is being explored as a possibility, and a retinal implant is available

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 cure, however gene therapy is being explored as a possibility, and a retinal implant is available
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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