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Is there any treatment for retinitis pigmentosa?

Research has shown that Vitamin A can slow the progression of retinitis pigmentosa. Your ophthalmologist can advise you about the risks and benefits of Vitamin A and how much you can take safely.
Research is currently directed toward finding the hereditary cause of many types of retinitis pigmentosa. As hereditary defects are discovered, it may be possible to develop treatments to prevent the progression of retinitis pigmentosa.
Special low-vision aids and services can help people with poor vision continue doing many daily-life activities. Ask your ophthalmologist or contact the following organizations for more information and resources near you:
American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
800.232.5463
www.afb.org
 
National Association for Visually Handicapped
NAVH New York City
22 West 21st Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
212.889.3141
www.navh.org
 
NAVH San Francisco
507 Polk Street, Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.775.6284
www.navh.org

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