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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?
An ophthalmologist would diagnose these problems based on the symptoms and check your family background for such previous cases to.
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?
Complete blindness to occur in patients with retinitis pigmentosa is extremely rare.