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A 40-year-old member asked:

Does anybody playing school sport have retinitis pigmentosa?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Probably: Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited failure of the support mechanisms of the retinal photoreceptor cells. Vision is gradually, and permanently lost. However there are many forms and the time of onset can be early which would prevent playing school sports or later in life which would allow such play. It depends therefore on the individual.
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