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Are there cures or procedures for RP?the doctor said said there was nothing available to help my eyesight and its progressively worse. I have contact lenses and I have to wear reading glasses and then use a magnifying glass to be able to read anything. I

By Anonymous April 6, 2015 - 8:25am
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i started wearing glasses when I was two. Doctor advises nothing can be done. Is this true?

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Hi Anon,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community!

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a severe vision impairment due to the progressive degeneration of the rod photoreceptor cells in the retina. It is a degenerative eye disease. By it being degenerative, it is characterized by progressive deterioration or loss of function of that organ. Unfortunately, there is no cure, your doctor is correct . However there are some low vision and adaptive device options.

Here is some additional information for you to review: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/retinitis-pigmentosa

I hope this helps.

Be well,

April 6, 2015 - 2:56pm
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