Before I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in November 2015, I thought that my vision was normal and difficulties to see at the night were just some minimal discomfort. Visit to optician in February 2015 revealed that I had initial narrowing of the visual field what I had not fully realized before. After reading more about Retinitis Pigmentosa I understood the reason why my night vision had worsened. My doctor recommended me to control my vision and next follow-up examination in November 2015 showed further deterioration since my first examinations.
I had gotten into a bad motorcycle accident about five years ago, and lost most of my vision – I only had about 10% left. Doctors in the USA told me there was no chance of my vision coming back, that my condition was permanent and life-long. I could not drive anymore, I lost my job and I couldn't afford my apartment by myself.
Now, after treatment at the Restore Vision Clinic, in Berlin, my visual field is much wider and I am able to see colors more clearly. I am more independent at home - I can cook, I build things and can do all kinds of stuff I wasn’t able to do after my accident, like walk downtown by myself. My life is so much better now that I've become so much more independent. I can't say how appreciative I am about this place.