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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can retinitis pigmentosa always cause complete blindness?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Not always: While the majority of rp patients lose enough function to be legally blind, few go to complete blindness. Some retain much useful vision later in life. The pattern is variably and the genetics are still being studied to try and identify which is which in advance.
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Does retinitis pigmentosa always lead to complete blindness?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
No: Retinitis pigmentosa is a set of diseases that is variable. Some people have mild vision loss while others lose it all.
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Can retinitis pigmentosa cause blindness?

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Dr. Michael Manning
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Yes: While the rates of progression can vary, blindness can occur.
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