Shreee Ram Hospital

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa

We provide specialized services for the diagnosis and management of retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a group of inherited retinal disorders characterized by progressive degeneration of the retina, leading to vision loss and visual impairment. Retinitis pigmentosa affects the photoreceptor cells in the retina, resulting in night blindness, peripheral vision loss, and, eventually, central vision loss.

Our team of experienced ophthalmologists and retinal specialists at Shree Ram Hospital is dedicated to offering comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatment plans to patients with retinitis pigmentosa, aimed at preserving remaining vision and improving quality of life.

Diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa typically involves a thorough eye examination, including visual acuity testing, visual field testing, fundus photography, and electroretinography (ERG) to assess retinal function and confirm the presence of characteristic changes in the retina associated with RP. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and advanced imaging technologies allow us to accurately diagnose RP and determine the extent of retinal degeneration.

Once a diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa is established, our team works closely with patients to develop personalized management strategies tailored to their unique needs and disease progression. While there is currently no cure for RP, various treatment options and supportive measures are available to help slow disease progression and manage symptoms.

Some of the services and resources offered at Shree Ram Hospital for patients with retinitis pigmentosa include:

  1. Genetic Counseling: We provide genetic counseling services to individuals and families affected by retinitis pigmentosa, offering information about inheritance patterns, genetic testing options, and family planning considerations. Genetic counseling can help patients better understand their risk of passing on the condition to future generations and make informed decisions about their healthcare.
  2. Low Vision Rehabilitation: Our low vision specialists offer comprehensive rehabilitation services to help patients with retinitis pigmentosa maximize their remaining vision and adapt to vision loss. We provide assistive devices, such as magnifiers, telescopes, and electronic aids, as well as training in orientation and mobility skills to enhance independence and quality of life.
  3. Clinical Trials and Research: As a leading eye care institution, Shree Ram Hospital actively participates in clinical trials and research studies aimed at advancing our understanding of retinitis pigmentosa and developing new treatments and therapies. Our patients may have access to cutting-edge treatments and experimental therapies through participation in clinical trials.
  4. Supportive Care: We offer compassionate support and guidance to patients and their families throughout their journey with retinitis pigmentosa. Our team provides emotional support, resources, and referrals to community organizations and support groups for individuals living with vision loss.

At Shree Ram Hospital and Eye Care Centre, we are committed to providing exceptional care and support to patients with retinitis pigmentosa, helping them manage their condition effectively and maintain the best possible quality of life. If you or a loved one is affected by retinitis pigmentosa, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team for personalized evaluation and management. With our expertise and dedication to excellence, we are here to help you navigate the challenges of vision loss and achieve optimal visual health and well-being.