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Here is a quick mnemonic “RETINITIS to remember about Retinitis Pigmentosa

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Retinitis Pigmentosa : How To Remember Easily ?

  • R: Retinitis Pigmentosa is a general term for a disparate group of rod-cone dystrophies characterized by progressive night blindness.
  • E: ERG abnormalities are observed in patients with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
  • T: Testing for genetic mutations can identify the underlying cause of Retinitis Pigmentosa.
  • I: Irregular black deposits called bone spicules are found in the peripheral retina of individuals with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
  • N: Night blindness is a common symptom of Retinitis Pigmentosa.
  • I: Inflammatory processes are not involved in Retinitis Pigmentosa, despite the name.
  • T: Treatment for Leber’s congenital amaurosis includes gene therapy to replace the missing RPE65 protein.
  • I: Improvement in visual function has been observed in some cases of Leber’s congenital amaurosis after gene therapy.
  • S: Some forms of Retinitis Pigmentosa are associated with rare, hereditary systemic diseases.

Mnemonic : RETINITIS

Dr. Arin Nandi

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