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What are the tests for retinitis pigmentosa?

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Dr. Keshav Narain
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: ERG

There is a test that is done to determine whether the rods and cones in the retina are functioning.
It is called an electroretinogram. Standardization is important and going to a facility that specializes in this test is required. It is not found in most ophthalmology offices. Of course, an eye exam precedes all of this. Good luck.

In brief: ERG

There is a test that is done to determine whether the rods and cones in the retina are functioning.
It is called an electroretinogram. Standardization is important and going to a facility that specializes in this test is required. It is not found in most ophthalmology offices. Of course, an eye exam precedes all of this. Good luck.
Dr. Keshav Narain
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Dr. Todd Purkiss
In addition to ERG (which is hard to come by) and clinical exam, there are findings on optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fundus autofluorescence (FAF) that can aid in diagnosis. Visual field testing can measure peripheral sensitivity loss, as well.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Retinitis

Opthalmologist is your best bet.

In brief: Retinitis

Opthalmologist is your best bet.
Dr. Alan Ali
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