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What is Retinitis Pigmentosa ?

A group of genetic disorder diseases that affect the retina.


What are symptoms of Retinitis Pigmantosa?

Usually onset is late teens or early twenties.
Difficulty seeing in dim light
effects peripheral vision/ only tunnel vision
Advanced stages only have small central area of vision, considered legally blind.


What is happening in Retinitis Pigmentosa?

Cell death of rods and cones and the eventual atrophy of several retinal layers and diminishing vision.