Retinis Pigmentosa

A group of diseases, often hereditary, characterized by degeneration of both retinas, beginning in childhood and progressing to blindness by middle age. Clinical signs include a reduced range of vision, an inability to see in dim light, loss of color of the retina, degeneration of the central part of the retina, and eventual vision loss.

Effects of Retinis Pigmentosa

  • Discomfort Glare Sensitivity
  • Dazzling Glare Sensitivity
  • Decreased Contrast Sensitivity
  • Night Blindness
  • Decreased Response to Magnification
  • Loss of Peripheral (side) Vision
  • Increased Illumination Requirements