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Retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa is a hereditary disease where a specific gene defect causes the cells in the retina of the eye to misfire.

There isn’t a defined cure or treatment, however, many find the onset to be quite slow. The symptoms begin with central vision losses, but there are cases where the outside of vision can deteriorate slowly creating a tunnel vision effect.

The left-hand image shows the effect of retinitis pigmentosa, the right-hand image demonstrates normal vision.

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