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Treatment of retinal pigmentosa - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXXXXXX
User :   is there a treament for retinal pigmetosa
Doctor :   Please post your query
User :   retinal pigmentosa- retinal pigmentation- is there a treatment for the same?
Doctor :   Who is suffering from that?
User :   someone in my family
Doctor :   Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited disorders characterized by progressive peripheral vision loss and night vision difficulties (nyctalopia) that can lead to central vision loss.
User :   yes, is there a treatment??
Doctor :   most imp is to help patients maximize the vision they do have with refraction and low-vision evaluation
Doctor :   Many devices are available to help patients with night vision difficulties
User :   how does one go about doing that?
Doctor :   Antioxidants may be useful in treating patients with RP, but no clear, prospective evidence in favor of vitamin supplementation yet exists.
User :   what is refraction?
User :   antioxidants-?
Doctor :   refraction is the ability of eye to see clearly
Doctor :   antioxidants includes vitamins
Doctor :   like vit e
Doctor :   vit a etc
User :   how to maximise refraction,
Doctor :   very high daily doses of vitamin A palmitate (15,000 U/d) slow the progress of Retinitis pigmentosa by about 2% per year.
Doctor :   for that use spectacles
Doctor :   Beta-carotene doses of 25,000 IU have been recommended.
User :   yes, normal spects are used, so how does one increase refraction?
Doctor :   oral acetazolamide has shown the most encouraging results with some improvement in visual function.
Doctor :   Macular edema can reduce vision in the later stages of Retinitis pigmentosa
Doctor :   then acetazolamide is use ful
Doctor :   Calcium channel blockers have shown some benefit in some animal models of Retinitis pigmentosa
User :   what are the supplements one can have for this? and refraction any?
Doctor :   Although doses of 1000 mg/d ascorbic acid have been recommended, no evidence exists that ascorbic acid is helpful.
User :   thanks, so what medicines can provide this?
Doctor :   For vitamins she need s to take alot of green leafy
Doctor :   vegetables
Doctor :   like carrrot mango papaya
Doctor :   rich in vit a
Doctor :   then she should have regular follow up
Doctor :   to treat the arising problems
Doctor :   like macular edema,refraction etc
User :   can you recommend anyone?
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   where does he have his clinic?
Doctor :   you need to get advised by an opthalmologist for that
User :   sure- is his clinic in mumbai? any contact no.?
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   use this link
User :   ok. many thanks dr XXXXXXX
Doctor :   he is not from mumbai
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting.............
User :   well, then will he onsult on the phone>
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   you can use the link
Doctor :   and get his appointment
Doctor :   for a phone call
Doctor :   and can discuss
Doctor :   Hope you understood?
User :   thnaks sure
Doctor :   The treatment for RP is still evolving...............
User :   yes
Doctor :   so we can hope to get the best one soon
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting................
Doctor :   Bye for now...............................
Doctor :   Take care...............
User :   thanks, bye
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