Symptoms of Retinitis Pigmentosa

Posted on  14  Jul in Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Diseases, Retinal Disorders Leave a comment
symptoms of retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa is mostly diagnosed in early teens or young adults. There is progressive loss of vision. It may be rapid in some cases and slow in some. It depends on genetic makeup of RP.

During onset of RP, patient first face difficulty in night vision. Slowly it progresses and leads to difficulty seeing in periphery. In later stage of RP, there is constriction of visual field, thus narrowing down vision area leading to tunnel vision./

This condition prevails for years and eventually causing total blindness in late 50’s.

Symptoms include-
• Floaters
• Difficulty in identifying colors
• Loss of side vision
• Blurred Vision

If you experience any of these symptoms, then make sure you consult a doctor and seek for its treatment. And don’t be scared it’s not necessary to have RP if you see such symptoms, it can be due to some infection too.

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