Retinitis Pigmentosa is an inherited eye disease that results in progressive damage to the retina. Often the pigment layer of the eye undergoes changes called "bone spiculing". Of note, there is not actual bone material in the eye, instead the clumping of pigment, often along the blood vessels, looks like chips of bone.
Electrophysiologic testing can help make the diagnosis.
Although the disease itself is incurable at this time, some of its associated problems can be treated, such as cataracts and cystoid macular edema That is why people with retinitis pigmentosa should have regular eye exams.
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