RP Graphic Retinitis
Pigmentosa

is an eye disease that affects a person's night vision and peripheral vision. It is a genetic disorder that is usually hereditary. Symptoms start with decreased night vision and later progress to a diminishing of peripheral vision. The rate of decline varies depending on the genetic makeup of the disorder and also varies somewhat in individuals.

Usher Syndrome
affects the eyesight in a manner similar to Retinitis Pigmentosa but also affects the hearing.

Macular Degeneration
affects the center of the Retina and is a leading cause of blindness among people over 55, though young people can be affected by the disease as well.

All of these diseases affect the Retina and are usually lumped under the general category of Retinal Degeneration. These pages contain links and info about these diseases

UPDATED August 17, 2002

Table of contents

RP Links
RP and associated links from around the web

Mailing Lists
Mailing lists for the visually impaired

RP on the IRC
Find out about RP Internet Chat

The Inheritance of Retinal Degeneration
An explanation of genetics and retinal degeneration

Contacts
Addresses of various organizations dealing with Retinal Degeneration

RP FAQ
Frequently asked questions about RP

Personal Experiences with Retinal Degeneration
stories by people with RP

Usher Syndrome
A Pamphlet from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Diseases
RP E-Pals
Correspond with people who have RP and other Retinal Degeneration diseases

FFB Newsletters
From the Foundation Fighting Blindness Newletter

My RP
An update on the condition of my RP

Articles on Retinal Degeneration
Articles from around the net

Free Books on Tape from the Library of Congress
Info on the free service

Yahoo Retinitis Pigmentosa Group
has a message board and chat room

Vitamin A Treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa
an explanation from an FFB Pamphlet



The White Pages
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The Inheritance of Retinal Degeneration
An explantion of genetics and retinal degeneration

RP Research
From the Foundation Fighting Blindness Newletter

Usher Syndrome
A Pamphlet from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Diseases
RP FAQ
Frequently asked questions about RP

Vitamin A Treatment for Retinitis Pigmentosa
an explanation from an FFB Pamphlet



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