Retinitis pigmentosa

  title={Retinitis pigmentosa},
  author={Christian P. Hamel},
  journal={Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases},
  pages={40 - 40}
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is an inherited retinal dystrophy caused by the loss of photoreceptors and characterized by retinal pigment deposits visible on fundus examination. Prevalence of non syndromic RP is approximately 1/4,000. The most common form of RP is a rod-cone dystrophy, in which the first symptom is night blindness, followed by the progressive loss in the peripheral visual field in daylight, and eventually leading to blindness after several decades. Some extreme cases may have a… CONTINUE READING
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