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Retinitis Pigmentosa Disease & Treatment

What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?

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Especially, Retinitis Pigmentosa (Night blindness) is an eye disease that is seen in every 4000 people due to the inherited retina. Particularly, Retinitis Pigmentosa diseaseaffectstheretina of our eye. Generally, the retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye that is sensitive to light. Also, This is a slowly progressive disease and causes a definite loss of vision in its later stages.

What causes Retinitis Pigmentosa?

Additionally, Retinitis Pigmentosa is part of a family of inherit eye diseases. Also, all types of the disease affect the retina’s ability to perceive light. Therefore, the problem with the retina can occur in any of the following:

  • Rod cells.
  • Cone cells.
  • The connection between the cells that make up the retina.

What are the symptoms?

Especially, Retinitis Pigmentosa symptoms usually begin in childhood or adolescence. However, each patient may experience symptoms differently. Particularly, in some people the disease progresses slowly and causes severe vision loss over time. However, in some patients, they lose their sight much faster and more severely.

The most common symptoms of the disease are:

  • Especially, difficulty seeing in poor lighting or in the dark.Retinitis Pigmentosa, Retinitis Pigmentos treatment, PRP, Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells
  • Particularly, decreased ability to see central vision or side or peripheral vision.
  • Have trouble reading.
  • Difficulty finding detailed images.
  • Stumbling or tripping due to invisible objects.
  • Glare in the image.

Additionally, symptoms of the disease may look like other eye diseases. Consult your eye doctor for diagnosis.

How is Retinitis Pigmentosa diagnosed?

Especially, our ophthalmologist will conduct your eye examination after a detailed evaluation by asking questions about your history to identify the problem you are experiencing. Also, our ophthalmologist may perform one or more of the following tests to make a diagnosis:

  • Eye chart test
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Refractive test
  • Color defect detection test
  • Detailed retinal examination
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Fundus autofluorescence imaging
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Visual field test
  • Ocular Elctrophysiology (ERG-EOG)

How is Retinitis Pigmentosa treated?

Generally, our eye doctor will find the best treatment for you based on:

  • Your age.
  • Your general health and medical history.
  • Especially, the level of your illness.
  • How well you can manage certain medications, procedures, or therapies.
  • How long the treatment will take.
  • Also, your opinion or preference.

Especially, consult your ophthalmologist for an accurate diagnosis, as the symptoms of disease can sometimes resemble those of other retinal diseases.

Early diagnosis and Treatment of Retinitis pigmentosa

Especially, with the diagnosis of RP disease, the progression of the disease can be stop or slow down. Also, it is possible with subtenon PRP (platelet rich plasma) or the Wharton jelly Stem cell treatment apply to the patients in this situation. Particularly, the aim of this treatment is to slow or stop the progression of retinitis pigmentosa disease treat with PRP or Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells.

Moreover, treatment with Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells in the early stages is considered an effective and safe option to slow or stop the progression of disease without any adverse effects.

Especially, if you suspect that you have Retinitis Pigmentosa, we recommend that you see a retinal specialist ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Also, you can get information about the treatment of the disease by applying us and book for appointment for an examination from our specialist eye doctor.

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Education Information:

He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Ankara. Fevzi Senturk graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine with a degree in 1994, and subsequently received his Ophthalmology Specialization training from Eskisehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine in 2000. Afterwards, Fevzi Senturk completed his Retina Fellowship at Istanbul Retina Institute and earned the title of Associate Professor at this institution. He is still continuing his academic career by taking the title of Professor at Istanbul Medipol University. He has focused his scientific and clinical studies on retinal diseases, Vitreoretinal surgery and cataract surgery.

Awards,Memberships and Scientific Research:

  • Retinal capillary hemangioma: AB interno surgical excision, 43rd National Congress Awards, Best Video First Prize, 2009
  • Photodynamic therapy guided by indocyanine green angiography in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy, Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology, Best Publication Third Prize, 2000
  • Retinal capillary hemangioma: AB interno surgical excision, 43rd National Congress Awards, Best Video First Prize, 2009
  • Photodynamic therapy guided by indocyanine green angiography in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy, Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology, Best Publication Third Prize, 2000
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Techniques, Second Edition, Hayat Medicine Bookstore, 2008
  • Eye Diseases and Anti-VEGF Therapy 2010.
  • Ocular Electrophysiology (TOD Education Publications No 13) Meaning of VEP, VEP registration and parameters in ISCEV standards., 2011
  • Clinical Eye Atlas (Oxford Atlases in Ophthalmology), 2012
  • Imaging in Ophthalmology, Microperimetry, 2013
  • Ocular Electrophysiology (TOD Education Publications 1st Edition), Multifocal Electroretinogram Recording and Evaluation, 2022.
  • Current Vitreoretinal Surgery (TOD Education Publications), Surgical Anatomy of the Retinal and Vitreous, 2022.
  • Turkish Medical Association
  • Turkish Ophthalmology Association
  • Turkic Republics Ophthalmology Association
  • Electrodiagnostic unit board membership
  • Electrodiagnostic unit training representative
  • International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV)

Specialized Treatments and Surgeries:

  • Macular Degeneration Disease and Treatments
  • Retinal Detachment Treatments
  • Retinal Hemorrhages Due to Diabetes and Hypertension and Their Treatments
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatments
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Retinal Vascular Occlusions
  • Epirentinal Membrane
  • Macular Hole
  • Glaucoma eye pressure
  • Neuroophthalmological Diseases
  • Vitrectomy-Retina Surgery
  • Intravitreal Injection Treatments
  • Argon Laser Photocoagulation Treatment
  • Photodynamic Therapies

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