• Corpus ID: 31098489

[Is retinitis pigmentosa absolutely incurable?].

  title={[Is retinitis pigmentosa absolutely incurable?].},
  author={K. Hruby},
  journal={Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde},
  volume={192 4},
  • K. Hruby
  • Published 1988
  • Medicine
  • Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
The importance of phosphatides in the biochemistry of the retina and in visual function provided a basis for therapeutic administration of these substances in cases of senile maculopathy and retinitis pigmentosa. In cases of dry senile maculopathy, good results were only obtained by administering (n-3)-docosahexaenacid to the retina as the active component of intramuscular injections of Etaretin. So far only one report of a convincing therapeutic success in a case of retinitis pigmentosa has…