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Is it possible for retinitis pigmentosa and colorblindness to be linked?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jack Sipperley
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Some types of retinitis pigmentosa (rp) can be linked with a cone dystrophy so you have a bad combination of night blindness, visual field loss and decreased visual acuity and loss of color vision.

In brief: Yes
Some types of retinitis pigmentosa (rp) can be linked with a cone dystrophy so you have a bad combination of night blindness, visual field loss and decreased visual acuity and loss of color vision.
Dr. Jack Sipperley
Dr. Jack Sipperley
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: No link
These can occur concurrently and advanced retinitis pigmentosa always has a loss of color vision.
Classical colorblindness is an inherited disease also, but carried on a different part of the chromosome and is inherited independently of the genes for retinitis pigmentosa. So both can occur together if one inherits both but they are not linked

In brief: No link
These can occur concurrently and advanced retinitis pigmentosa always has a loss of color vision.
Classical colorblindness is an inherited disease also, but carried on a different part of the chromosome and is inherited independently of the genes for retinitis pigmentosa. So both can occur together if one inherits both but they are not linked
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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