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Is there any treatment for retinitis pigmentosa ?

my one year old daughter is suffering from retinitis pigmentosa...is there any treatment for this ..i have posted this as i can reach the people all over world throgh this site ..thanx in advance
Sat, 2 Jan 2010
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I am a mum of a son with RP. It is really difficult I know and I felt there was no information for me or anyone to help us come to terms with this. There is no generaly available treatment yet but there is huge amounts of research being done with promising areas of results . These are in area of implants and the use of stem cells. This disease progresses slowly in most cases so nothing should happen too quickly. There are other problems which occur i.e. cataracts are common. Just help your daughter to cope with whats happening and keep hoping for and supporting a breakthrough, remember she has time.

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Dr.Mihir Shah's  Response

Unfortunately till today,there is no established treatment for retinitis pigmentosa.

for more details visit

http://sites.google.com/site/eyediseases/Home/retinitis-pigmentosa

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Priyanka saha's  Response

I am a third year medical student. I am sorry to say that little can be done. In case where retina gets detached, it can be attached back. You can also give good Vit A supply to your child. Best will be to get it operated. 

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nanaki's  Response
it is a genetic disease of eye. It causes blindness in the night. There is no treatment available. It cannot be treated or prevented
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gopal's  Response
I think the person who posts such kind of problems should also describe these as there are thousands of diseases and all look alike, what do other say on this? If I happen to come across of such conditions I may come back on post, for now no help....
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milen's  Response
there is a new treatment. it is called microcurrent neuromodulation and it is capable of reverting the blindness in some patients.so find it out amout this modality of thratment
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