What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?

Retinitis Pigmentosa is a serious eye disorder which destroys the functioning of retina in the eye. Retina in the eye is a key component responsible for translating light images to nerve signals and transferring them back to the brain. In this medical disorder what happens is that the retina gets injured due to whatever reason which leads to blindness in extreme cases. If retina is seriously dented it leads to permanent blindness without any cure. Under controlled circumstances it causes weakening of eye muscles leading to slight sight weakness and sometimes slight blurring of vision. This is a chronic disorder which, if, not treated in time or diagnosed can lead to perpetual blindness. In this case when the disease has reached extreme severity there is no other solution left other than the eye replacement. Retinitis Pigmentosa is not very common and there is no age limit defined which is more likely to suffer from this eye disorder. It can happen to anyone regardless of the age limit. Kids as well as adults have equal chances of suffering from this disorder.