What kind of medical assistance is needed for retinitis pigmentosa?

At this time, there is no specific treatment for retinitis pigmentosa. However, protecting your eye’s retina by using UV sunglasses may help delay the start of symptoms. A retinal prosthesis (artificial retina) has been developed for individuals with very advanced disease and severe vision loss.

How does retinitis pigmentosa manage vision loss?

Low vision treatment for retinitis pigmentosa

  1. Bioptic telescopic glasses.
  2. Close circuit television (CCT) or digital magnifiers.
  3. Custom-made optical systems.
  4. Hand-held magnifiers.
  5. Low vision magnifying reading glasses.
  6. Prismatic reading glasses.
  7. Reverse telescopic glasses.
  8. Side-vision awareness glasses.

Can eSight help with retinitis pigmentosa?

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) eSight works best with reverse retinitis pigmentosa as the device relies on your peripheral vision. Since each individual eye condition is unique, we recommend testing the device to confirm if it will work for you.

How can I improve my retinitis pigmentosa?

There’s no cure for RP, but low vision aids and rehabilitation (training) programs can help people with RP make the most of their vision. You can also talk with your eye doctor about vitamins and supplements for RP. Vitamin A may help slow vision loss from the common forms of RP.

Is retinitis pigmentosa a disability?

While the Social Security Administration doesn’t award disability benefits on the basis of retinitis pigmentosa itself, the agency does grant disability benefits for those whose peripheral vision and/or central vision has eroded so much that they can’t function at their job, and there are no other jobs they can be …

Is Luxturna a cure?

Years later, a first-of-its-kind treatment shows the power, and limits, of gene therapy. Luxturna, which treats a form of inherited vision loss, can improve sight and quality of life, but it’s not a cure.

What are RP glasses?

Retinitis Pigmentosa Glasses

  • A pair of eyeglasses mounted with a small video camera and a transmitter.
  • A video processing unit (VPU) connected to the RP glasses through a connecting cable.