Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a genetic eye condition that causes cells in the light-sensitive retina, located at the back of the eye, to degenerate slowly and progressively. The condition can vary greatly.
While many people with RP retain limited vision throughout their lives, others will lose their sight completely.
What are the common symptoms?
Generally, symptoms develop between the ages of 10 and 30 years. Some of the first symptoms may include:
- Difficulty seeing at night (night-blindness) or in dimly lit areas
- A narrowing field of vision
- Light and glare sensitivity