Retinitis Pigmentosa (cont.)
Frank J. Weinstock, MD, FACS
Dr. Weinstock is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He practices general ophthalmology in Canton, Ohio, with a special interest in contact lenses. He holds faculty positions of Professor of Ophthalmology at the Northeastern Ohio Colleges of Medicine and Affiliate Clinical Professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University.
Andrew A. Dahl, MD, FACS
Andrew A. Dahl, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Dahl's educational background includes a BA with Honors and Distinction from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, and an MD from Cornell University, where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. He had an internal medical internship at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center.
In this Article
- What is retinitis pigmentosa?
- What causes retinitis pigmentosa?
- What are retinitis pigmentosa symptoms and signs?
- How is retinitis pigmentosa diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for retinitis pigmentosa?
- How long does retinitis pigmentosa last?
- What are complications of retinitis pigmentosa?
- What is the prognosis for retinitis pigmentosa?
- What research is being done for retinitis pigmentosa?
- Where can I find out more information about retinitis pigmentosa?
- Retinitis Pigmentosa At A Glance
- Find a local Doctor in your town
Where can I find out more information about retinitis pigmentosa?
National Association for Visually Handicapped
22 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
NIH/National Eye Institute
Building 31 Rm 6A32
31 Center Dr MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
"Retinitis Pigmentosa," National Institutes of Health, Office of Rare Diseases Research
Retinitis Pigmentosa International
PO Box 900
Woodland Hills, CA 91365
Foundation Fighting Blindness
11435 Cronhill Drive
Owings Mills, MD 21117-2220
National Association for Parents of Children With Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
PO Box 317
Watertown, MA 02472
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Council of Families Wth Visual Impairment
1155 15th St. NW, Suite 1004
Washington, DC 20005
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
PO Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
Recording for the Blind, Inc.
545 Fifth Avenue Suite 1005
New York, NY 10017
MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc.) National Parent-to-Parent
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Foundation Fighting Blindness (Canada)
60 St. Clair Ave East Suite 703
Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1N5
- Retinitis pigmentosa is a bilateral inherited condition that involves both eyes.
- It usually starts later in life and progresses to blindness.
- Low-vision rehabilitation provides some help in coping with the condition, but there is no treatment or cure at this time.
American Academy of Ophthalmology. "Section 12: Retina and Vitreous." 2010-2011 Basic and Clinical Science Course. San Francisco: American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010. 228-236.
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2010 5:17:02 PM
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