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ABOUT RETINA AUSTRALIA

Retina Australia is committed to raising funds for research into the detection, prevention, treatment and cure of inherited retinal dystrophies.  Learn more about Retina Australia.


 

See News and Events for comprehensive report of proceedings  of the 2014 Retina International Congress.

 

 

 

SEEKING A CURE FOR RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA AND ALLIED DISEASES

Retinitis Pigmentosa is the name of a group of inherited retinal dystrophies that cause degeneration of the retina of the eye.

The retina, at the back of the eye, is a thin sheet of interconnected nerve cells including the light sensitive cells (rods and cones). It is here that light is converted into electrical signals to the brain where "seeing" takes place. In RP the rod and cone cells degenerate. Depending on the type of RP, the rate of progression varies. There is no cure at this time.

Learn more about Retinitis Pigmentosa and other retinal dystrophies


Seeing the world through undamaged eyes

How someone with normal vision would see a cat How someone with normal vision would see Luna ParkHow someone with normal vision would see Hannah

Seeing the world through RP eyes …

How someone with normal RP would see a catHow someone with normal RP would see Luna ParkHow someone with normal RP would see Hannah

 

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