Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)

laura.skinner86
Mind Map by laura.skinner86, updated more than 1 year ago
laura.skinner86
Created by laura.skinner86 about 6 years ago
11
0

Description

outline of what RP is

Resource summary

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  1. What is it?
    1. Wasting away of the photoreceptors
      1. Retinal Pigment Epithelium may also be affected
        1. Generic name applied to a rod/cone dystrophy
        2. Characteristics
          1. Frequently inherited
            1. Bilateral and symmertical
              1. Nyclatopia normally present
                1. both rods and cones eventually affected
                  1. Variable age of onset
                    1. variable rate of progression
                    2. Vision loss
                      1. In most cases rods affected first
                        1. Some degree of visual acuity is likely to remain
                        2. Reduced contrast sensitivity
                          1. If cones remain some colour vision is maintained
                            1. May have colour confusion
                            2. Significant loss of visual field
                              1. Tunnel vision
                            3. Practical implications
                              1. Difficulty with personal care
                                1. Difficulty with daily living tasks
                                  1. making a drink
                                    1. cooking
                                      1. Things get "lost"
                                      2. Reading
                                        1. text smaller to fit into visual field
                                        2. Difficulty using controlled crossing s
                                          1. Difficulty negotiating kerbs
                                            1. Difficulty with glare
                                              1. Visual fatigue/confusion
                                                1. Difficulty with neck and shoulder problems using low vision strategies
                                                  1. scanning
                                                  2. Difficulty with night time/low light
                                                    1. Nyctalotia
                                                    2. difficulty adapting to different light conditions
                                                      1. outdoor/indoor
                                                    Show full summary Hide full summary

                                                    Similar

                                                    BIOLOGY B1 4
                                                    x_clairey_x
                                                    Sociology Key Words
                                                    kazoakley
                                                    Physics Unit 2 - Force, Acceleration And Terminal Velocity
                                                    Ryan Storey
                                                    Strength and Limitations of research methods
                                                    Isobel Wagner
                                                    Python Quiz
                                                    karljmurphy
                                                    History - Treaty of Versailles
                                                    suhhyun98
                                                    The Five Minute Lesson Plan Template
                                                    tom.roche_
                                                    Biology B1
                                                    themomentisover
                                                    Psychology subject map
                                                    Akash Raju
                                                    GCSE Maths: Algebra & Number Quiz
                                                    Susan Lyall
                                                    Devices That Create Tension.
                                                    Sophie Jenkins