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Retinisis Pigmentosa

Any cure for Retinisis Pigmentosa Typical? Is acupunture therapy effective? We have tried alopathy,Aurveda and homeopathy.But the cells are not getting corrected. Some gadget or special glasses for reading have been developed? Where are the reachers working on this?
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Dr. Arun Rajan
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Unfortunately, there is no cure for Retinitis pigmentosa as of now. As already pointed out, low vision aids will help you for near work. Other than this, i can point out the conclusions of some studies conducted regarding RP and oral supplements (Consult your ophthalmologist for more details): 1) Vitamin A supplementation has been found, in some studies to slow progression of the disease. But no clear guidelines exist on supplementation. 2)Omega 3 fatty acids and lutein/zeaxanthain, bilberry extract, vitamin c supplements are also helpful 3) Oral Acetazolamide is helpful in cases of RP with macular edema 4) Normal dietary vitamin E is fine but taking High dose Vitamin E supplements are detrimental to the disease and have been found to cause faster progression 5)Oral valproic acid has also been found useful in small studies and is undergoing larger trials 6) Viagra (sildenafil) and Isotretinoin (used for treating acne) are better avoided in RP patients I hope this is helpful. Until the Argus II implant (bionic eye) comes into the mainstream market, you will have to manage with these limited choices.
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Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
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Hello 1. There is no treatment or cure for RP in any pathy. 2. Scientists have developed bionic eye...which has shown positive results in RP
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No specific treatment for RP available. But if vision is not good you can consult ophthalmologist for low vision aids which will help you for doing your near work properly.
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