Photoaversion in retinitis pigmentosa.

@article{Gawande1989PhotoaversionIR,
  title={Photoaversion in retinitis pigmentosa.},
  author={A A Gawande and William J. Donovan and Arthur P. Ginsburg and Michael F Marmor},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1989},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={115-20}
}
Photoaversion, or light-induced interference with visual comfort and performance, has been a recognised but poorly documented symptom in retinitis pigmentosa (RP). We found that a majority of our RP patients complained of photoaversion even in the absence of significant cataract. RP patients had reduced contrast sensitivity relative to normal people, but the decrement in their visual performance as a result of glare or photostress was only slight. RP patients had raised short-term adaptation… CONTINUE READING

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