Retinitis Pigmentosa - Treatments
As yet, there is no known cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa. However, intensive research is currently under way to discover the cause, prevention, and treatment of RP. At this time, retinitis pigmentosa researchers have identified a first step in managing Retinitis Pigmentosa. While not a cure, certain doses of vitamin A have been found to slightly slow the progression of retinitis pigmentosa in some individuals. An information packet on this research breakthrough is available from The Foundation. Researchers have found some of the genes that cause retinitis pigmentosa. It is now possible, in some families with X-linked RP or autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa, to perform a test on genetic material from blood and other cells to determine if members of an affected family have one of several Retinitis Pigmentosa genes.