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When will there be a breakthrough in solving retinitis pigmentosa; is prenatal screening available?

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Dr. Jack Sipperley
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No

Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is a defect in the lining tissue under the retina called the retinal pigment epithelium (rpe).
. Treatment options are still experimental involving stem cell implantation, or gene therapy but none of these treatments are available yet to the public. There is no prenatal screening available but genetic counselling may help in families with a strong family history.

In brief: No

Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is a defect in the lining tissue under the retina called the retinal pigment epithelium (rpe).
. Treatment options are still experimental involving stem cell implantation, or gene therapy but none of these treatments are available yet to the public. There is no prenatal screening available but genetic counselling may help in families with a strong family history.
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