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Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa: Introduction

Retinitis Pigmentosa: Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited eye disorder characterized by progressive loss of peripheral vision and night vision difficulties that can cause central vision loss. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Retinitis Pigmentosa is available below.

Symptoms of Retinitis Pigmentosa

Treatments for Retinitis Pigmentosa

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  • There is no effective treatment for this condition. Wearing sunglasses to protect the retina from ultraviolet light may help preserve vision
  • There is no cure for the condition but complete loss of vision is considered uncommon for the disease
  • It is recommended that sunglasses be worn regularly to protect them from UV light
  • Regular screening should be undertaken to monitor for such things as cataracts
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Retinitis Pigmentosa: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Retinitis Pigmentosa:

  • Retinal damage (see Retina symptoms)
  • Blindness
  • Peripheral and centralloss of visionwill eventually occur
  • Patients with retinitis pigmentosa often develop cataracts at an early age. Cataracts can be removed if they cause vision loss
  • Retinal swelling (see Retina symptoms)
  • Cataracts - patients tend to be more prone to the early development of cataracts
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Causes of Retinitis Pigmentosa

  • Retinitis pigmentosa commonly runs in families. The disorder can be caused by a number of genetic defects
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Retinitis Pigmentosa: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Retinitis Pigmentosa

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Retinitis Pigmentosa: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Retinitis Pigmentosa

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Prognosis for Retinitis Pigmentosa

Prognosis for Retinitis Pigmentosa: The disorder will continue to progress, although slowly. Complete blindness is uncommon.

Research about Retinitis Pigmentosa

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Clinical Trials for Retinitis Pigmentosa

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Retinitis Pigmentosa: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Retinitis Pigmentosa:

Group of inherited abnormalities in the retina; characterized by night blindness, retinal atrophy, weakening of the retinal vessels, pigment clumping, and contraction of the visual field. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Retinitis Pigmentosa is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Retinitis Pigmentosa, or a subtype of Retinitis Pigmentosa, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Retinitis Pigmentosa as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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