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Does anyone on here treat retinitis pigmentosa?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Johnstone Kim
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johnstone Kim
Dr. Johnstone Kim
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees
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. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Treat? Yes.
Most rp is "treated" by observation and management of the symptoms of the disease.
There is no commercially available way to treat the root causes of the disease. Most retinal specialists and many general ophthalmologists are knowledgable in management of rp patients. More treatments are being developed. Be cautious about going to some remote place for "experimental" but costly treatments.

In brief: Treat? Yes.
Most rp is "treated" by observation and management of the symptoms of the disease.
There is no commercially available way to treat the root causes of the disease. Most retinal specialists and many general ophthalmologists are knowledgable in management of rp patients. More treatments are being developed. Be cautious about going to some remote place for "experimental" but costly treatments.
Dr. Keshav Narain
Dr. Keshav Narain
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Retinitis
Opthalmologist is your best bet.

In brief: Retinitis
Opthalmologist is your best bet.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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