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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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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: https://www.empowher.com/media/reference/retinitis-pigmentosa
I hope this helps.
Be well,April 6, 2015 - 2:56pm