retinitis pigmentosa


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retinitis pigmentosa

[‚ret·ən′īd·əs ‚pig·mən′tō·sə]
(medicine)
A hereditary affection inherited as a sex-linked recessive and characterized by slowly progressing atrophy of the retinal nerve layers, and clumping of retinal pigment, followed by attenuation of the retinal arterioles and waxy atrophy of the optic disks.
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On the basis of the chart review, 103 individuals with retinitis pigmentosa were recruited into the study and tested using the three questionnaires (PSQI, ESS, and BGHA).
Proceeds from sales go to the British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society.
Retinitis pigmentosa and allied diseases: numerous diseases, genes, and inheritance patterns.
In Canada, Wendy raised pounds 2,700 for Guide Dogs for the Blind and she and Elly would go on to raise a further pounds 3,000 for the British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society with a 186-mile walk along the Pembrokeshire Coastal path last summer.
There is no widely-accepted proven therapy among medical professionals for retinitis pigmentosa at present.
They range in age from 45 to 76 years, and all had lost their vision to retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary condition in which the retina gradually degenerates.
THE Sunday Mercury printed an article three weeks ago on the condition retinitis pigmentosa, which causes gradual loss of sight.
The major symptoms of US are hearing impairment and an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, in which vision worsens over time.
She feels this is apt as she is now almost blind due to retinitis pigmentosa and he is her `light, mentor and guide'.
Scientists in India have injected cells from the eyes of aborted fetuses into the eyes of people with retinitis pigmentosa, the most common inherited cause of blindness.
She discovered that she had Usher syndrome, a genetic condition combining hearing loss and Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), a major cause of deaf-blindness.
Argus[R] II Retinal Prosthesis System is the first approved bionic eye in the US with life-changing potential for the treatment of blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa