By Shaini Saravanamuthu, as told to Kara Mayer Robinson
When I found out I have retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a type of inherited retinal dystrophy, I was shocked.
Nobody in my family has vision problems. I had some trouble with my vision, but I thought it was because of bad lighting or simply because eyes weren’t meant to see well in the dark.
After my diagnosis, my struggle to see at night made sense.
I discovered I had retinitis pigmentosa after I switched to a new optometrist. He caught it in a routine check-up. He had taken a picture of my retina and saw…