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What are the chances of randomly getting retinitis pigmentosa?

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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 rarely is caused by a new mutation. The most common symptoms are night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision. There is currently no proven medical treatment, however retinal implant( argus ii) may help in end-stage rp.

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 rarely is caused by a new mutation. The most common symptoms are night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision. There is currently no proven medical treatment, however retinal implant( argus ii) may help in end-stage rp.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: At birth / later?

Rp is an inherited condition and occurs according to the laws of inheritance.
The chances of getting it randomly (that is to say without any being in your ancestry) is low but is somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 in 4000. At age 34, if you have no symptoms you are almost certain not to get rp.

In brief: At birth / later?

Rp is an inherited condition and occurs according to the laws of inheritance.
The chances of getting it randomly (that is to say without any being in your ancestry) is low but is somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 in 4000. At age 34, if you have no symptoms you are almost certain not to get rp.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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