Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a general term for a group of diseases in which photo-optic cells in the retina become dysfunctional. There is a wide variation in the onset, pattern, progression, and severity of retinitis pigmentosa subtypes.
At this time, there is no known cure for retinitis pigmentosa.
For NEI information on retinitis pigmentosa, please visit the following webpage:
Facts About Retinitis Pigmentosa
American Academy of Ophthalmology, What is Retinitis Pigmentosa
For more information from other health sites, please visit the following webpages:
MedlinePlus, Retinitis Pigmentosa
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Learning About Retinitis Pigmentosa
Prevent Blindness, Retinitis Pigmentosa
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Retinitis Pigmentosa
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