Oral retinoid significantly improves function in eyes with retinitis pigmentosa

A study reported in the JAMA Ophthalmology Journal, August 2013, Vol 131, No. 8 ,  Oral treatment with 9-cis beta-carotene markedly improved retinal function in patients with retinitis pigmentosa.

The randomized clinical trial included 29 patients who underwent a 90-day regimen of four daily capsules of 300-mg 9-cis β-carotene-rich alga D bardawil (β-carotene powder, approximately 20 mg) or a placebo comprising starch powder.

For more info:  http://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1686207

http://www.healio.com/ophthalmology/retina-vitreous/news/online/%7B6adc63da-31f9-4e15-a713-508100b8f4aa%7D/oral-retinoid-significantly-improves-function-in-eyes-with-retinitis-pigmentosa

 

 

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