Peripheral Retinal Degeneration

Eye Deceases

Peripheral Retinal Degeneration

Information on Peripheral Retinal Degeneration

Peripheral Retinal Degeneration is a very common disease. It is essential to identify it various patterns to evaluate the significance of the disease. A group of disorders such as Retinitis Pigmentosa and Macular Degeneration involve the degeneration of retina. The Peripheral Retinal Degeneration is a disease passed on hereditarily.

Symptoms of Peripheral Retinal Degeneration

The following are some of the symptoms of Peripheral Retinal Degeneration:

  • Eye symptoms
  • Face symptoms
  • Weakened vision
  • Vision Loss
  • Night sightlessness
  • Tunnel Vision
  • Peripheral vision Loss
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Retinal Detachment

Causes of Peripheral Retinal Degeneration

Other diseases or conditions which have Retinal degeneration as a complication may be a primary cause of Peripheral Retinal Degeneration. Retinal degeneration may be an indication of following conditions:

  • Aceruloplasminemia
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy
  • Alstrom disease
  • Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy
  • Bonneman-Meinecke-Reich syndrome
  • CDG syndrome type 1A
  • Chorioretinopathy (dominant form)   
  • Choroideremia  
  • Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation  
  • Cystinosis
  • Encephalopathy  
  • Hypotrichosis, syndactyly and retinal degeneration
  • Pigmentary retinopathy

There are a number of other reasons for occurrence of Peripheral Retinal Degeneration. However, it is always advised to consult with the health care provider to know the exact cause of the disease.

Peripheral Retinal Degeneration Types

The Peripheral Retinal Degeneration is of following types:

  • Lattice Degeneration
  • Pigmentray Anomalies
  • Cystic degeneration

Treatment of Peripheral Retinal Degeneration

Peripheral Retinal Degeneration is treated by Ophthalmology.