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.

My Diagnosis

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…


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