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What is Retinitis Pigmentosa ?

A group of genetic disorder diseases that affect the retina.

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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.

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What is happening in Retinitis Pigmentosa?

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