Histopathology of the human retina in retinitis pigmentosa.

  title={Histopathology of the human retina in retinitis pigmentosa.},
  author={Ann H. Milam and Zhao yang Li and Robert N Fariss},
  journal={Progress in retinal and eye research},
  volume={17 2},
The term, 'retinitis pigmentosa', refers to a heterogeneous group of inherited diseases that cause degeneration of rod and cone photoreceptors in the human retina. Loss of photoreceptor cells is usually followed by alterations in the retinal pigment epithelium and retinal glia. Ultimately, degenerative changes occur in the inner retinal neurons, blood vessels, and optic nerve head. This chapter provides background information on the genetics of retinitis pigmentosa and a summary of the… CONTINUE READING