Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) refers to a group of diseases which cause a slow but progressive vision loss. In each of them there is a gradual loss of the light-sensitive retinal cells called rods and cones. Symptoms include night blindness and loss of peripheral vision.
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 available cures for the problem of Retinitis Pigmentosa and the doctors try to control this issue by giving the patients supplements like Vitamin A, DHA, and Lutein. Along with this regular check up and eye drops are given to help in delaying this degeneration issue and sooner the treatment starts the higher are chances of minimising vision loss.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most forms of Retinitis Pigmentosa are inherited or genetic, though its signs do not necessarily appear in every generation.