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Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of genetic disorders that affect the retina’s ability to respond to light. This inherited disease causes a slow loss of vision, beginning with decreased night vision and loss of peripheral (side) vision. Forms of RP and related diseases include Usher syndrome, Leber’s congenital amaurosis, rod-cone disease, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, and Refsum disease, among others.
HOW IS RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA DIAGNOSED?
Genetic testing is available for Retinitis Pigmentosa . It helps assess the risk of passing the disorder from parent to offspring. It also helps with attaining an accurate diagnosis.
HOW IS RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA TREATED?
There are no treatment methods for Retinitis Pigmentosa. Wearing sunglasses to protect from UV rays may help preserve vision. Treatment with antioxidants helps slow down progression
DID YOU KNOW?
Most forms of Retinitis Pigmentosa are inherited or genetic, though its signs do not necessarily appear in every generation.