retinitis pigmentosa

noun
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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Recent Examples on the Web Takahashi and her colleagues are now targeting patients with retinitis pigmentosa who are almost completely blind. Science, "These scientists set out to end blindness. Their innovations just won them $3 million.," 3 Dec. 2020 This includes hereditary eye diseases that affect the retina, such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, in which vision often slowly deteriorates into blindness. Science, "These scientists set out to end blindness. Their innovations just won them $3 million.," 3 Dec. 2020 Shaw was nearly blind from retinitis pigmentosa during the recording and played by ear and memory. Russell Contreras, USA TODAY, "Forgotten studio recording of late trumpeter Woody Shaw released to preserve jazz history," 19 Sep. 2020 Wheatcroft was born with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic eye disorder. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, "Wearable tech helps this blind runner compete in ultramarathons," 2 Sep. 2020 The gene therapy could target Stargardt’s disease or retinitis pigmentosa as well, Mohanty said. Ashton Nichols, Dallas News, "Bedford biomedical firm receives $2 million to begin macular degeneration trials," 3 June 2020 Cleek was diagnosed four years ago with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative retinal disease that leaves her with severely limited vision. oregonlive, "Guide Dogs for the Blind has trained hundreds of dogs in Boring and Gresham (Video)," 26 Nov. 2019 Evans was a filmmaker on the rise even though his sight had begun to deteriorate in 1996 on account of a rare genetic (and degenerative) disease called retinitis pigmentosa that left him with something akin to tunnel vision. Nick Schager, chicagotribune.com, "‘Vision Portraits’ review: A study of talented artists struggling with different levels of vision loss," 18 Sep. 2019 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

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retinitis%20pigmentosa. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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