retinitis pigmentosa

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retinitis pig·​men·​to·​sa | \ -ˌpig-mən-ˈtō-sə How to pronounce retinitis pigmentosa (audio) , -(ˌ)men-, -zə\

Definition of retinitis pigmentosa

: any of several hereditary progressive degenerative diseases of the eye marked by night blindness in the early stages, atrophy and pigment changes in the retina, constriction of the visual field, and eventual blindness

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He was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disorder that causes vision loss, at the age of 15, around the time his parents were divorcing. Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times, "A blind heroine rules this audio comic book written for a blind audience," 26 Aug. 2019 It has also been found to slow the decline of retinal function in those with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that can lead to blindness, according to researchers from Harvard. Dailyburn, Health.com, "6 Surprising Health Benefits of Pumpkin," 8 Oct. 2014 Reeves has an eye condition known as retinitis pigmentosa which dramatically limits her field of vision. Charisse Jones, USA TODAY, "Disability not a barrier: At a time of low unemployment, employers tap a new talent pool," 20 July 2019 Danelle began losing her vision at the age of 13 and doctors later diagnosed her with retinitis pigmentosa, according to Cosmpolitan.com. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Contestant Danelle Umstead Gave the Most Moving Performance Last Night," 25 Sep. 2018 Luxturna treats patients with a faulty RPE65 gene, which includes patients with Leber congenital amaurosis and retinitis pigmentosa. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "High Hopes for a Gene Therapy Come With Fears Over Cost," 24 Sep. 2018 Luxturna was designed to address the RPE65 genetic mutation — in the best cases, permanently — for patients who have RPE65-associated retinitis pigmentosa or leber congenital amaurosis. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Doctors just used a brand new gene therapy to try to save a child’s vision," 22 Mar. 2018 At 13 years old, Umstead was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic disorder that involves the breakdown and loss of cells in the retina. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Blind Paralympic Skier Danelle Umstead Is 'Living the Impossible' — with Her Husband as Her Guide," 9 Mar. 2018 Doctors diagnosed me with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition that causes complete blindness over time. Eileen Reslen, Cosmopolitan, "I'm A Paralympic Alpine Skier, And I Don't Let My Blindness Hold Me Back," 1 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of retinitis pigmentosa

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for retinitis pigmentosa

New Latin, pigmented retinitis

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retinitis pigmentosa

noun
retinitis pig·​men·​to·​sa | \ -ˌpig-mən-ˈtō-sə, -(ˌ)men-, -zə How to pronounce retinitis pigmentosa (audio) \

Medical Definition of retinitis pigmentosa

: any of several hereditary progressive degenerative diseases of the eye marked by night blindness in the early stages, atrophy and pigment changes in the retina, constriction of the visual field, and eventual blindness abbreviation RP

called also pigmentary retinopathy

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