Putri Adji Sih Ning Tyas, Bambang Ali, Neneng Heliyanti


Backround : Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a congenital disorder that has symptoms with a decrease in progressive peripheral vision loss and night vision difficulties (nyctalopia) which over time causes loss of central vision. At present there is no effective treatment for retinitis pigmentosa.

Case Report: A 28-year-old female patient came to Department ophtalmology of Anutapura Hospital with complaints of decreased vision in both eyes which was felt for approximately 2 years. The decrease in vision is felt slowly. Initially the patient felt her eyes just blurred but over time the patient felt her vision was greatly decreased, especially towards the afternoon or in a dark place and often crashing into objects around him. The patient also complained that she could not see every object from the side.

Conclusion: Retinitis pigmentosa is a disease caused by a genetic defect in a specific protein that causes apoptosis or stem cell death in which decreases visual acuity. Retinitis pigmentosa is progressive so it has a poor prognosis of blindness. Management of retinitis pigmentosa is not currently a cure but only to inhibit the progression of the disease.


Retinitis Pigmentosa(RP), Progeresive, Blindeness

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