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Is retinitis pigmentosa (RP) hereditary?
Yes, there are both inherited and sporadic forms of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The inheritance of RP can be very complex and should be discussed with your ophthalmologist.
Answered by: George Williams, MD
Categories: Eye Diseases
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