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Retinitis Pigmentosa. The Cell Mates Region IV ؄ Jennifer Auwaerter ׈ Van French ػ Hanna Foncham ׈ Gwendolyn Jones ػ Jodi McQueen. Description of Condition. An Inherited Disease Light Sensitivity of retina progressively degenerates vision

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retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa

The Cell Mates

Region IV

؄ Jennifer Auwaerter ׈ Van French

ػ Hanna Foncham ׈ Gwendolyn Jones

ػ Jodi McQueen

description of condition
Description of Condition
  • An Inherited Disease
  • Light Sensitivity of retina progressively degenerates vision
  • Rod Cells/night vision primarily affected
  • Occasionally Cone cells damaged
characteristics of disease

Characteristics of Disease

Dark Line in Retina

Decreased Night Vision

Loss of Peripheral/Central Vision

Decrease in Visual Acuity

treatment
Treatment
  • Wearing glasses
  • Low vision devices
  • Magnification and illumination of objects
functional implications
Functional Implications
  • Peripheral vision lost
  • Limited visual field
  • Limited mobility
  • Debilitating glare
  • Extreme sensitivity of light
  • Eventual Blindness
case studies
Adult 40+

Onset 7yrs. old

Mis-diagnosed/Night Blindness

Restrictions

20-40 years increased symptoms

“Vaseline”

Case Studies
case study
Case Study
  • Child 2+ years
  • Unusual behavior
  • Diagnosed 7yrs. Old
  • Research
  • Fundraising
  • Support groups
resources
Resources

Administrator, (2008, September 15). Yorkshire Eye Research. Retrieved August 2, 2009, from Yorkshire

Eye Research Charity Donation Web site: http://www.charitydonationuk.com/eye-diseases/case-studies.html

(April 10, 2009). Learning about retinitis pigmentosa. Retrieved August 4, 2009, from National Human Genome

Research Institute Web site: http://www.genome.gov/13514348

Bailey, Gretchyn (May 2007). All about vision. Retrieved August 4, 2009, from Retinitis pigmentosa Web site:

http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/retinapigment.htm

Dahl, MD, Andrew A. (April 22, 2008). Retinitis pigmentosa. Retrieved August 4, 2009, from Mediline Plus - Medical

Encyclopedia Web site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001029.htm

(March 30, 2007). Retinitis pigmentosa. Retrieved August 4, 2009, from Aetna Intelihealth Web site:

http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/10613.html

Marks, Jamie Finding the Light: One Families Journey in Coping With RP. Retrieved August 2, 2009, from

Foundation Fighting Blindness Web site:http://www.blindness.org/index.php?view=article&catid=79%3Astories-of-hope&id=1861%3Afinding-the-light-one-familys-journey-in-coping-with-rp&option=com_content&Itemid=163

Windsor, Richard L. & Windsor, Laura K. Retinitis Pigmentosa and usher's syndrome: understanding the

visual problems of retinitis pigmentosa . Retrieved August 4, 2009, Web site:

http://www.lowvision.org/retinitis_pigmentosa.htm