Retinitis Pigmentosa

by Sam Vousden

About Retinitis Pigmentosa

The mother will carry the genetic traits for RP. It is an X chromosome linked disorder. Mostly males are affected. RP causes the affected person to slowly lose vision over time. This can be attributed to mutations of the cells in the eyes.


  • High doses of vitamin A
  • Gene therapy
  • Healthy cell transplantation

To summarize

Retinitis pigmentosa is an X linked genetic disorder. It causes those who have it to gradually lose vision. It cannot be cured but there are a couple scientifically proven treatments. Most of which are surgical.