Retinitis pigmentosa: A brief overview

Natarajan, S.
September 2011
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Sep2011, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p343
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the implication and the treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP) which is a hereditary disorder of the photoreceptors and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). He states that RP only affects the eye, in which vision loss in RP is due to progressive retinal degeneration in cases such as cystoid macular edema and posterior subcapsular cataract. Furthermore, he mentions that treatment using growth factors can slow the progression of RP.


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