Retinitis Pigmentosa

  • Medical Author:
    Frank J. Weinstock, MD, FACS

    Dr. Weinstock is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He practices general ophthalmology in Canton, Ohio, with a special interest in contact lenses. He holds faculty positions of Professor of Ophthalmology at the Northeastern Ohio Colleges of Medicine and Affiliate Clinical Professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science at Florida Atlantic University.

  • Medical Editor: Andrew A. Dahl, MD, FACS
    Andrew A. Dahl, MD, FACS

    Andrew A. Dahl, MD, FACS

    Andrew A. Dahl, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Dahl's educational background includes a BA with Honors and Distinction from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, and an MD from Cornell University, where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. He had an internal medical internship at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center.

Where can I find out more information about retinitis pigmentosa?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology

National Association for Visually Handicapped
22 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
Tel: 212-889-3141
Fax: 212-727-2931

NIH/National Eye Institute
Building 31 Rm 6A32
31 Center Dr MSC 2510
Bethesda, MD 20892-2510
Tel: 301-496-5248
Fax: 301-402-1065

"Retinitis Pigmentosa," National Institutes of Health, Office of Rare Diseases Research

Retinitis Pigmentosa International
PO Box 900
Woodland Hills, CA 91365
Tel: 818-992-0500
Fax: 818-992-3265
Tel: 800-344-4877

Foundation Fighting Blindness
11435 Cronhill Drive
Owings Mills, MD 21117-2220
Tel: 410-568-0150
Fax: 410-363-2393
Tel: 800-683-5555
TDD: 800-683-5551

National Association for Parents of Children With Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
PO Box 317
Watertown, MA 02472
Tel: 617-972-7441
Fax: 617-972-7444
Tel: 800-562-6265

American Foundation for the Blind
11 Penn Plaza Suite 300
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212-502-7600
Fax: 212-502-7777
Tel: 800-232-5463
TDD: 212-502-7662

Council of Families Wth Visual Impairment
1155 15th St. NW, Suite 1004
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-465-5081
Fax: 202-465-5085

American Printing House for the Blind
1839 Frankfort Avenue
PO Box 6085
Louisville, KY 40206-0085
Tel: 502-895-2405
Fax: 502-899-2274
Tel: 800-223-1839

Recording for the Blind, Inc.
545 Fifth Avenue Suite 1005
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 800-221-4792

MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc.) National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Tel: 920-336-5333
Fax: 920-339-0995
Tel: 877-336-5333

Foundation Fighting Blindness (Canada)
60 St. Clair Ave East Suite 703
Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1N5
Tel: 416-360-4200
Fax: 416-360-0060
Tel: 800-461-3331

Retina International
Ausstellungsstrasse 36
Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: 0-44-444-10-77
Fax: 0-44-444-10-70

Medically reviewed by William Baer, MD; Board Certified Ophthalmology


American Academy of Ophthalmology. "Section 12: Retina and Vitreous." 2010-2011 Basic and Clinical Science Course. San Francisco: American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010. 228-236.

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