Iowa lawmaker to propose legislation banning ‘retinal tear’ treatment

Iowa State Representative Mark Lamberth is introducing a bill that would prohibit doctors from performing surgery to repair a “retinal wound.”Lamberth told WCPO-TV he has been hearing from constituents who have had eye surgeries after experiencing eye tears.He says a number of people are requesting that his bill include a “reasonable time frame” to allow […]

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‘I’m not a doctor’: New study finds retinitis pigmentosa can be treated with medication

NEW YORK — A study of nearly 7,000 people found retinopathy pigmentosa, or RPP, is rare, treatable with medications and has no treatment option other than surgery.The new study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, was led by Dr. Stephen Hirsch, an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, and his […]

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