Q: What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?
A. Inherited condition in which there is damage to the rod cells of the eye. These rod pigment cells are responsible for peripheral and night vision.
Q. Causes of Retinitis Pigmentosa:
A. Consanguity (marriage amongst relatives).
Q. Risk factors:
A. Consanguity (marriage amongst relatives)
A. Central vision or visual acuity is preserved till late in the disease after which low vision aids may be required. In early stage however, using bright illumination or torches at night, vitamin A supplements are recommended.
Retinal transplantation is in an early stage of experimentation.
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