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Retinitis pigmentosa
Hi, Am asking this for a close friend. his dad is suffering from retinitis pigmentosa and completely blind. My friend is now 27 years old and his eyesight is good he don't have any glasses and no problems yet. Is it still  possible for him to develop the disease? If he take an eye test can we detect it? Thank you for your time.
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Your friend should go for screening to rule out possibilities. Consultant an ophthalmologist and get retina examination done and ERG to be done.
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Usually the symptoms appear in childhood itself. But if there aren't any symptoms you can go ahead with ERG test to detect any signs of RP.
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