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Know health tips about retinitis pigmentosa

Dr. D.K. Gupta 91% (1123 ratings)
MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa  •  25 years experience
Know health tips about retinitis pigmentosa
Know health tips about retinitis pigmentosa

Know health tips about retinitis pigmentosa

Introduction:-
 Decreased night vision and loss of peripheral vision is known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP. Colour vision is intact until late.)

Types of rp:-
 * autosomal recessive: sever diminished vision, night blindness occurs early in life. Most common.

* autosomal dominant:-least severe diminished night blindness.
* x-linked recessive:-rarest and most severe visual loss.

Treatment:-
 Medical t/t:

 Vitamine -a (betacarotine)
 Dha (docosahexaoenoic acid)
 Acetazolamide
 Calcium channel blocker
 Leutine /zaexanthine
 Valproic acid
 Vit e and c
 Omega 3 fatty acid, antioxidants

Surgical t/t:-
 Cataract extraction
 Growth factor transplantation
 Stem cell
 Rpe cell
 Retinal prosthesis (phototransducing chip implant on epiretinal and subretinal region with digital camera on glass to improve vision)
Gene therapy:-research is under
 Way.

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