Slowing the Degenerative Process, Long Lasting Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Retinitis Pigmentosa
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Our aim was to assess the role and usefulness of Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a long lasting period, assessing its efficacy on rescuing retinal photoreceptors and preserving visual function in retinitis pigmentosa.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Patients with clearly hereditary RP (we performed to all of them genetic analysis for rhodopsin, and peripherin genes, only 4 patient with ADRP showed point mutation 3 on codon 135 and 1 on codon 347); best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) ≥ 0.50 logMAR; visual field ≥ 3 degree diameter circle; recordable ERG.
Exclusion criteria were: patients with sporadic RP; BCVA ≤ 0.50 logMAR; visual field ≤ 3 degree diameter circle; not recordable ERG.