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I was wondering what are some causes and cures for night blindness?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Can be treatable: Nyctalopia can be caused by a number of things. A few are birth defects, vitamin a deficiency, medications, glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts, severe near sightedness, retinitis pigmentosa, and refractive surgery (eg. Lasik). There are other causes (some untreatable) but of the ones listed above the only untreatable causes are birth defects and retinitis pigmentosa. Treatable not same as curable.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are some cures for night blindness?

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Dr. Terence Grogan
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Nyctalopia: Or night blindness is a symptom of something else such as myopia or malnutrition it is treated based on the cause. It is the inability to see at night or in low light environment.
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What are d causes of night blindness?

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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
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Genetics: There are congenital issues that can cause night blindness---it is rarely acquired unless there is severe retinal disease.
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Nyctalopia: Or night blindness is a symptom of something else such as myopia or malnutrition it is treated based on the cause. It is the inability to see at night or in low light environment.

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