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Retinitis pigmentosa is an uncommon, inherited disease where the retina gradually degenerates. The retina is the light-sensing cells that line the back of your eye and converts light rays into signals that are transmitted through the optic nerve to the brain, where they are recognized as images.

Symptoms of Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa is a slow and progressive disease, which causes low vision. Some symptoms include:

  • Decreased night vision
  • Loss of peripheral vision and eventual loss of central vision in some
  • Difficulty identifying colors

Every person will experience vision change at a different pace depending on the genetic makeup of the disorder.

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