At present, there is no treatment to halt the progression of any retinal dystrophies. No convincing scientific evidence demonstrates any benefits for individuals with RP from the many unproven treatments that have been attempted. However scientists investigate even the most remote possibilities.
There is no scientific evidence that normal light levels worsen the symptoms. However, individuals with retinal degenerations are encouraged to protect their eyes from long exposure to bright light as a precaution. In dim light, they may use their eyes to the degree possible without fear of worsening their condition.
When only one person in the family is affected, it is difficult to decide how the condition is inherited.