February 2013

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Feb

Living with Retinitis Pigmentosa

I’m sitting with my kids and parents at the Look Out restaurant in Hout Bay when a man approaches our table. ‘You have beautiful eyes. Really beautiful. I just had to come over and tell you that.’ Although I have been offered this compliment throughout my life, I’m still flattered. Especially since I am becoming aware of fine wrinkles and

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23
Feb

Retinitis Pigmentosa – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a rare, inherited disease in which the light-sensitive retina of the eye slowly and progressively degenerates. Eventually, blindness results. Symptoms of Retinitis Pigmentosa The first signs of RP usually occur in early childhood, when both eyes typically are affected. Night vision can be poor, and the field of vision may begin to narrow. When RP first starts to appear,

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