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
Seeing the world through RP eyes …