0850776 Retinitis Pigmentosa


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This integrated media series is about educating, and giving people a basic knowledge of the disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. Retinitis Pigmentosa: Strength, Will & Support will take an in-depth look at the disease, how it affects the people who are diagnosed with RP, what the symptoms are for retinitis pigmentosa, as well as providing information about the most common supporting organization for vision loss.

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0850776 Retinitis Pigmentosa

  1. 1. Retinitis Pigmentosa Strength, Will, & Support
  2. 2. What is Retinitis Pigmentosa? <ul><li>Retinitis Pigmentosa, also known as RP, is a group of diseases that usually run in families which causes slow, but progressive and permanent loss of vision . </li></ul><ul><li>The retina is a tissue which lines the inside of the eye, and sends images to the brain. RP causes a gradual destruction of the light sensing cells, dark and peripheral vision cells, straight ahead and fine details, and cells responsible for seeing colour. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently there is no cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa, however there are developments progressing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Left: Normal Eye Right: RP Eye The Eye:
  4. 4. Symptoms <ul><li>Loss of peripheral vision </li></ul><ul><li>Night blindness </li></ul><ul><li>Tunnel vision </li></ul><ul><li>Blurred central vision </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of colour perception </li></ul><ul><li>In most cases of RP, vision loss is gradual, usually over the span of years and decades. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Through the eyes of RP Google.com
  6. 6. Inheritance of RP <ul><li>50% of people diagnosed with RP have no known family history of the disease. However the disease is still genetic, and there are 3 ways of genetic inheritance: </li></ul><ul><li>Autosomal Recessive Inheritance - is the most common form of RP. Each parent is a carrier, but is not affected by the disease themselves. Each of their children will have a 25% chance of being affected, with males and females having an equal chance of being affected.   </li></ul><ul><li>Autosomal Dominant Inheritance- one parent is affected and each pregnancy has a 50% chance that the child will be affected. Males and females are equally affected. </li></ul><ul><li>X-linked Recessive Inheritance- l east common form of RP. This form is carried by the female and passed onto the male, there’s a 50% chance that each son will have RP. There’s also a 50% probability that each daughter will be a carrier.  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Genetic Inheritance Charts
  8. 8. CNIB: Canadian National Institute for the Blind <ul><li>The Canadian National Institute for the Blind is a nationwide, community-based charity which is committed to research, education and vision health for Canadians. </li></ul><ul><li>CNIB is the first place one affected by vision loss can turn to, it is a primary source of information, support, and hope. </li></ul><ul><li>The CNIB provides important programs and services, innovative products, research, peer support and one of the largest libraries for people with print disabilities. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Approximately 635000 Canadians are legally diagnosed with a seeing disability, 511000 are adults living in their own households, 94000 are adults living with assistance in institutions, and 30000 are children under the age of 14.
  10. 10. References <ul><li>http://www.visionhealth.ca/data.htm-Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ffb.ca/disease_rp.php- General information </li></ul><ul><li>http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&q=retinitis%20pigmentosa&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi- Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cnib.ca/- General information </li></ul>