Retinitis Pigmentosa is a hereditary eye disorder where the vision slowly but progressively decreases. It first attacks night vision and then degenerates into peripheral vision loss due to a decrease in the retina’s capacity to absorb light and send corresponding images to the brain. This condition still has no cure and may even result in complete blindness. The primary cause for this occurrence is the death of cell found in rods. At later stages, Retinitis Pigmentosa affects the cones. Other symptoms include latticework vision, blurred vision and tunnel vision.
HOW IS RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA DIAGNOSED?
Gene therapy is a promising procedure for reducing or even treating Retinitis Pigmentosa though no conclusive results have yet yielded.