The Retina Reference

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa is a name covering a broad spectrum of genetic retinal diseases affecting rods and cones of the retina. There are >100 known mutations causing different subforms of the disease. The clinical presentations are highly variable with onset as early as infancy and occurring as late as age 40. Rates of progression are also variable. See the information document for more details on this group opf diseases.

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