Retinitis Pigmentosa is a disorder of the eye that affects the ability of the retina to respond to light. This genetic disorder causes the slow loss of vision. The initial sign of this disorder is a loss or reduction in night vision followed by the loss of peripheral vision.
HOW IS RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists examine your eye and evaluate your symptoms during diagnosis. Various tests for evaluating the retina are colour test, ophthalmoscopy, intraocular pressure, electroretinogram, pupil reflex response, retinal photography and slit lamp examination
HOW IS RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA TREATED?
There is no known cure for retinitis pigmentosa but studies have shown that vitamin A palmitate may limit the progression of this disorder. Wearing sunglasses to protect the eyes from the harmful effects of UV light might also be advised and beneficial to patients.
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However, in spite of controlling this disease to a certain extent, blindness cannot be prevented in the long run.