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Night Blindness (Retinitis Pigmentosa)


Night blindness occurs when the light is low. It can be defined as the inability to see clearly, especially at night.


What are the causes of Retinitis Pigmentosa (Night Blindness)?


Night blindness is a vision disorder that affects 1 in every 10,000 people.

The most important cause of chicken black (night blindness) disease, which can be seen in all age groups, is genetically inherited. We can say that the prominent symptoms of the disease are difficulty in seeing at night or in poor light, or not being able to see at all. The eyes of people with night blindness disease look normal from the outside and the disease cannot be detected with naked eyes. Only an ophthalmologist can understand chicken black on examination.


What are the symptoms of Retinitis Pigmentosa (Night Blindness)?


The first signs of chickenpox usually appear in early childhood. Night vision is reduced, the field of vision may begin to narrow. Especially driving at night becomes dangerous. As the retinal cells (rods) responsible for twilight vision begin to deteriorate, night vision begins to decrease. In time, only a narrow central visual field remains. It is impossible to say how much visual field loss will occur over time. However, that calculations can be obtained only with tests and doctor control. The striking findings in the retinal examination in night blindness are primarily the dark pigmentation formed in the nerve layer that provides seeing, called the retina. It draws attention not in the central retina, but in the peripheral area (peripheral retina). As the disease progresses, this pigmentation reaches the visual centre. Other findings are; pallor in the optic nerve and thinning of the retinal vessels.


Treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa (Night Blindness) in Cuba In Centro Internacional de Retinosis Pigmentaria "Camilo Cienfuegos", which was established in Havana in 1992, a treatment method has been developed for more than 20 years. The clinic offers an effective alternative treatment to improve the quality of life for those suffering from this disease. The Camilo Cienfuegos International Center for Retinitis Pigmentosa has received a number of quality recognitions and awards at the international and regional fields. All processes comply with the Comprehensive Quality Management and Environmental Protection System according to ISO 9001:2000 and 14000 standard guidelines. Although the method, which includes special surgical techniques and additional therapies, does not completely eliminate the disease, it has managed to prevent blindness by stopping the progression of Retinisis Pigmentosa in hundreds of patients. The aim of Retinitis Pigmentosa treatment in Cuba is to stop or control the progression of the disease. To apply for night blindness treatment in Cuba, you need to send us your current reports and tests. You can always contact us for details.