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Novel Therapy Shows Promise in Retinitis Pigmentosa

Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration) - Apr 25, 2017
HealthDay News — A gene therapy strategy can be applied to retinitis pigmentosa, with switching rod to cone-like photoreceptors feasible for restoring visual function, according to an experimental study published online April 21 in Cell Research. Jie ...

Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual function

Science Daily - Apr 21, 2017
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of inherited vision disorders caused by numerous mutations in more than 60 genes. The mutations affect the eyes' photoreceptors, specialized cells in the retina that sense and convert light images into electrical ...

Gene therapy trial launched for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa

ModernMedicine - Apr 3, 2017
Researchers have injected their first patient with a virus engineered to remodel the gene responsible for X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP). “If successful, this gene therapy has the potential to transform the lives of many patients,” said David ...

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Stand by Me RP

by: Dave Steele
A collection of poems about Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). This book has been created both to raise awareness of the condition as well as to support those who have already been diagnosed with RP. Retinitis Pigmentosa can be a blessing and a curse. Since losing the majority of my sight in the last 2 years I have and still continue to battle everyday with anxiety, fears for my future and the future of my children, acceptance from a world full of misconceptions and constantly having to adjust as my tunnel of sight continues to shrink.
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Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility

by: Amy L. Bovaird

When adventurous overseas traveler, Amy, is diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she has no idea what difficulties lie ahead. After finishing mobility training from the Bureau of Blindness, she thinks her problems are solved, but when Amy tackles the streets with her white cane, the real fun begins. Determinedly sweeping away her fears, she starts to celebrate the reality of vision-impaired independence. Join the chaos and laughter in this series of uplifting anecdotes as Amy looks to the lighter side of mobility.
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Binoculars: Masquerading as a Sighted Person

by: Philip F. DiMeo
For over 14 years, Philip DiMeo, a talented cartoonist and social worker, led a double life, masquerading as a fully sighted person, while becoming blind. What prompted him to hide his condition? Pride, and fear that if his impending blindness were discovered he would lose all that was important.

He concealed his vision loss, a secret that he believed could potentially ruin his life, but in hindsight opened doors. At most social functions, fearful that he would trip, bump into someone, or knock something over, his wife propelled him around.
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The Blind Visionary: Practical Lessons for Meeting Challenges on the Way to a More Fulfilling Life and Career

by: Doug Eadie, Virginia Jacko, Douglas C. Eadie
Virginia Jacko was a highly successful senior financial executive at Purdue University when she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa-in her case, she would go completely blind. The Blind Visionary tells Virginia's true, inspiring journey-from having to start over in life as a vocational rehabilitation student at the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired to becoming the Lighthouse's president and CEO just four years later. One of only a handful of blind chief executives in the country, Virginia became an outstanding chief executive, doubling the Lighthouse's revenues and dramatically diversifying its program offerings.
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Retinitis Pigmentosa - CRASH! Medical Review Series

Disclaimer: The medical information contained herein is intended for physician medical licensing exam review purposes only, and are not intended for diagnosis ...

White Board: Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)

How is stem cell research changing the lives of patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa? Find out how stem cell research at UC Irvine, funded by California's ...

Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment Now - Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny.

In this three part series Dr. Miller explores Retinitis Pigmentosa, or RP, and the treatment presented through the Better Eye Health Program. Despite the serious ...

How The Human Eye Works and Retinitis Pigmentosa


Retinitis - CRASH! Medical Review Series

Disclaimer: The medical information contained herein is intended for physician medical licensing exam review purposes only, and are not intended for diagnosis ...