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retinitis pigmentosa

Hereditary, progressive degeneration of the retina due to death of rod photoreceptors initially and subsequent death of cone photoreceptors. It is characterized by deposition of pigment in the retina.
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  • rod cone dystrophies
  • pigmentary retinopathy
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