Retinitis pigmentosa diagnosis
If you think you might have retinitis pigmentosa, you should talk to your optometrist. We’ll be able to examine your eyes and let you know for sure. We will also be able to give you advice about living with retinitis pigmentosa if you do have it.
During the appointment, we will use techniques to look into your eye and get a good look at your retina. If you have retinitis pigmentosa, we will probably be able to see dark streaks on your retina.¹,²
You may also be given a field of vision test. With this, you’ll be shown dots of light in front of you and to the sides. You’ll then be asked to press a button to indicate when you can see them. This will show us how wide your visual field is.¹