My husband is also afflicted with this horrible disease. He is 42 and has only 3% total vision left. Yes, there is a cure! Bad news is, the ***edited by moderator*** ** inappropriate posting** at the FDA don't feel the blind are worth saving. We went to see Dr. Chow in Chicago. He developed a microchip which has enabled all 46 of the recipients to regrow retinal cells, in turn, these lucky 46 have had their vision restored. Here is the most infuriating part of this sad story, these microchip miracles are sitting in a box in storage. Why? Because the FDA has taken away our freedom to choose what goes in our very own bodies. Dr. Chow and his brother, an engineer, created this microchip in 1980.....yes I said 1980! After successfully participating in all requirements the idiots at the FDA asked, our wonderful government decided to raise the stakes and make the 3rd and final leg of the study totally unattainable, due to cost, time and a total misunderstanding of RP. There are other implants and contraptions for RP patients, but the most you are going to see is shapes and shadows. This is horrible, but I wish just one of the idiots at the FDA had RP and spent all their time searching for hope, only left to discover that the key to this hope is sitting in a box collecting dust. Lets see how excited they would get over seeing shapes and shadows. Dr. Chow is an amazing man. He has given his career to this disease and repaid with a slap in the face. The clock is ticking........the chip can only be put in if you have retinal cells left to regenerate. I wish everyone who is afflicted with this disease the best of luck and God bless Dr. Chow!