Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) refers to a group of inherited diseases causing retinal degeneration.
RP is an inherited eye disease, mainly caused by mutated genes inherited from one or both parents. There are many different gene mutations that exist in RP.
While the most common standard therapy for RP has been pharmacologic treatments under medical supervision with a vitamin A palmitate supplement but there is some controversy as to the success of this therapy.
You will find more information by contacting any one of the following organizations:
Foundation Fighting Blindness
11435 Cronhill Drive
Owings Mills, MD 21117
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892
Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
(800) AFB-LINE (232-5463)