ROCHESTER — For as long as Zachary Hindt can remember, his vision has been limited.
Born with a genetic condition called retinitis pigmentosa — a group of eye diseases that affect the retina — the eyesight of the John Marshall senior has steadily gotten worse. He lives with the fact that his eyesight has a high percentage of being lost.
RP makes cells in the retina (the light-sensitive layer of tissue in the back of the eye) break down slowly over time, causing vision loss. Mutations in more than 60 different genes can contribute to this condition.
“It’s just tunnel vision like this,” Hindt said, making a circle with his pointer finger and thumb while wrapping around his eye before slowly shrinking it. “So eventually, I’ll lose my sight.” Continue reading at postbulletin.com →