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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is there any way to prevent/cure blindness in retinitis pigmentosa?

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  • Anonymous

    Essentially the answer is no.

    There are some reports of faulty vitamin A metabolism and therefore possible slowing of RP prgression with cautious increased dietary vitamin A consumption. Beware vitamin A is fat soluble, is often added to various processed foods and supplements are toxic in high doses.

    Also there is some conjecture that people with RP may hasten the disease process by exposure to bright light therefore potentially doing better with protection from sunglasses and caps outdoors.

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