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It is possible that the main title of the report Retinitis Pigmentosa is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) comprises a large group of inherited vision disorders that cause progressive degeneration of the retina, the light sensitive membrane that coats the inside of the eyes. Peripheral (or side) vision gradually decreases and eventually is lost in most cases. Central vision is usually preserved until late in these conditions. Some forms of RP can be associated with deafness, obesity, kidney disease, and various other general health problems, including central nervous system and metabolic disorders, and occasionally chromosomal abnormalities.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046
111 E 59th St
New York, NY 10022-1202
Retinitis Pigmentosa International
P.O. Box 900
Woodland Hills, CA 91365
National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
P.O. Box 317
Watertown, MA 02272-0317
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
American Foundation for the Blind
2 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10121
American Council of the Blind
2200 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
P.O. Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
NIH/National Eye Institute
31 Center Dr
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic
20 Roszel Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Blind Children's Center
4120 Marathon Street
Los Angeles, CA 90029-3584
Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases
Franklin, MI 48025
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Foundation Fighting Blindness (Canada)
890 Yonge Street, 12th Floor
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3P4
Perkins School for the Blind
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472
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