Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa gradually destroys night vision, severely reduces side vision and may result in total vision impairment. An inherited disease, its first symptom, night blindness, usually occurs in childhood or adolescence.

Retinitis Pigmentosa - A scene as it might be viewed by a person with retinitis pigmentosa, with two children's smiling faces visible through an irregular circle obscured at the edges and surrounded by blackness.
Photo credit: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

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