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Are there any treatments for the eye condition 'retinitis pigmentosa ?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

But regular eye exams are warranted to surveil against treatable complications such as cataract and macular edema.
Also, multiple new and exciting clinical research trials are underway for this group of diseases (there are dozens of kinds of rp) including gene therapy.

In brief: No

But regular eye exams are warranted to surveil against treatable complications such as cataract and macular edema.
Also, multiple new and exciting clinical research trials are underway for this group of diseases (there are dozens of kinds of rp) including gene therapy.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vitamin A

Treatment with 15, 000 iu of vitamin a has been shown to slow the progression rp.

In brief: Vitamin A

Treatment with 15, 000 iu of vitamin a has been shown to slow the progression rp.
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vitamin A

Vitamin a , 15000 iu has been shown to slow down the progression of retinitis pigmentosa in some patients.

In brief: Vitamin A

Vitamin a , 15000 iu has been shown to slow down the progression of retinitis pigmentosa in some patients.
Dr. William Dieck
Dr. William Dieck
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not yet

There is research that is hopeful.
Retinal transplantation, artificial retina and gene therapy among them.

In brief: Not yet

There is research that is hopeful.
Retinal transplantation, artificial retina and gene therapy among them.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Dr. Tim Conrad
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Experimental

Just announced was the invention of an artificial retina see recent ny t imes article.

In brief: Experimental

Just announced was the invention of an artificial retina see recent ny t imes article.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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