retinitis pigmentosaWhat Is Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) ?

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) refers to a group of inherited diseases causing retinal degeneration.

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What Can I Do About RP?

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.

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New Treatments for 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.

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Where Can I Go For More Info & Support?

You will find more information by contacting any one of the following organizations:

Foundation Fighting Blindness
11435 Cronhill Drive
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 568-0150

National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
31 Center Drive MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-5248

Prevent Blindness America
211 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 331-2020

American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
(800) AFB-LINE (232-5463)


The Discovery Eye Foundation
The Discovery Eye Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles and your source for information on Retinitis Pigmentosa.