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Friday, February 25, 2011

February:Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa Facts #24-25

RP is thought of as a rod-cone dystrophy where the genetic defect causes cell death. Predominantly, the cell death occurs in the rod photoreceptors. Though it is less common the gene defect can affect the RPE and the cone photoreceptors.

Worldwide, about 1 in 5000 people have RP. (source for these two)

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