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Is there a chance that the black pigment spots on the back of the eye could be something other than retinitis pigmentosa?
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Dr. Bernard Godley
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
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In brief: Possible
Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited disorders that cause degeneration of the retina and vision loss.
The most common ones are night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision. There is currently no proven cure. Diagnosis is made by the retinal appearance, your symptoms, and family history. The black spots are not the only criteria for diagnosis.

In brief: Possible
Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited disorders that cause degeneration of the retina and vision loss.
The most common ones are night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision. There is currently no proven cure. Diagnosis is made by the retinal appearance, your symptoms, and family history. The black spots are not the only criteria for diagnosis.
Dr. Bernard Godley
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Of course
There are many causes for black pigmented retinal spots.
But retinitis pigmentosa has a spectrum of symptoms and signs and the black spots (spicules) are confirmatory and someone with rp can in fact have black spots from other causes.

In brief: Of course
There are many causes for black pigmented retinal spots.
But retinitis pigmentosa has a spectrum of symptoms and signs and the black spots (spicules) are confirmatory and someone with rp can in fact have black spots from other causes.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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