Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)

Children With Developmental Challenges 3(2+1)

Lesson 11 : Sensory Impairment – Visual

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a group of hereditary retinal diseases. The first signs of retinitis pigmentosa usually occur in early childhood, when both eyes are usually affected. Night vision can be poor and the visual field may begin to narrow. During later stages, only a small area of central vision remains, along with slight peripheral vision. RP is one of the most common eye diseases in countries and cultures where marriage within the family is practiced.


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