Last updated on February 2018

Studying a Potential Protective Effect of L-Dopa on Retinitis Pigmentosa

Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of L-Dopa on the progression of retinitis pigmentosa.

Detailed Study Description

Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of progressive hereditary diseases that diffusely affects the functioning of photoreceptors and the pigment epithelium. It may be speculated that a protective effect on the pigment epithelium, as it is supposed for L-Dopa, can slow the progression of the disease or even lead to an, at least transient, improvement of visual functions. To evaluate the effect of L-Dopa on retinitis pigmentosa progression, visual acuity, electroretinogram and visual field will be preformed regularly.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02837640

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