Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic condition characterized by the breakdown and gradual loss of cells in the retina.
Most cases of retinitis pigmentosa are diagnosed during the teenage years and at birth. Some patients who carry the genetic preposition may develop the disease in the later years.
The plant berry has been used as herbs in traditional medicine for the treatment of acute and chronic diarrhea, gastritis, gastric ulcer, and duodenal ulcer, enterocolitis, ulcerative colitis, anemia, cystitis, kidney disease, and psoriasis, diabetes, etc.
Researchers on finding a natural compound for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa with not side effects examined the effects of Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) and lingonberry (Vacciniumvitis-idaea) containing high amounts of polyphenols (anthocyanins, resveratrol, and proanthocyanidins) against blue light a high-energy or short-wavelength visible light-induced retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.
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(1) Protective effects of bilberry and lingonberry extracts against blue light-emitting diode light-induced retinal photoreceptor cell damage in vitro by Ogawa K, Kuse Y, Tsuruma K, Kobayashi S, Shimazawa M, Hara H1. (PubMed)
(2) Neuroprotective effect of bilberry extract in a murine model of photo-stressed retina by Osada H1, Okamoto T1,2, Kawashima H1,2, Toda E1, Miyake S1,3, Nagai N1,2, Kobayashi S3, Tsubota K2, Ozawa Y. (PubMed)