Tag: Retinitis Pigmentosa

Jordy in the News

Posted on: Jun 08, 2010

WVU mascot uses technology that keeps him focused When Derek Fincham was 2 months old, his parents noticed something wrong with his vision. His eyes were crossed and constantly moved back and forth. An eye specialist diagnosed his problem as ocular albinism, the absence of pigment in the eyes, which causes a variety of problems. […]

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Retinitis Pigmentosa

Posted on: Apr 15, 2010

What is Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinitis Pigmentosa is actually a group of inherited diseases that affect the retina of the eye causing a degeneration of photoreceptor cells. These cells are what capture light enabling us to see. When these cells degenerate, patients experience loss of night vision, color vision and peripheral vision. Eventually tunnel vision may […]

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Inspirational Story of a Young Woman with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Posted on: Aug 26, 2009

Elizabeth Troutman is 25 and going blind. She can’t see the sun rise or the stars at night. She hopes to have children one day, but will never know their smiles or their frowns. She rides the city bus uptown to work in the mornings, a pretty woman in high heels, with nothing to show […]

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