What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?
This is a group of related diseases in which vision is affected as the light-sensitive cells at the back of the eye - the rod and cone cells - become damaged. The symptoms gradually worsen over time, and the nature of symptoms depends on which cells are affected.
Some people might find their central vision is relatively good whereas others might find theirs diminishes but their peripheral vision remains unaffected. The speed at which vision deteriorates varies from one person to another.