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Any ideas why myopia causes night blindness?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
It doesn't: Although many myopic people have some difficulty seeing at night, this is not night blindness. Classically night blindness is caused by a peripheral retinal disorder called retinitis pigmentosa.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are d causes of night blindness?

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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Genetics: There are congenital issues that can cause night blindness---it is rarely acquired unless there is severe retinal disease.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What causes night blindness to happen?

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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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