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How do i tell if i have night blindness?

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Dr. Terence Grogan
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Can you see at night: If you are having difficulty seeing in low light like at night you should be evaluated by an eye doctor?

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can anybody tell me about night blindness.?

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Dr. Jack Sipperley
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Nyctalopia: Night blindness refers to the reduced ability of the retinal rods to function under reduced lighting conditions. This affects functioning outside at night and the ability of the eye to adjust to changes from light to dark ( movie theater) or dark to light. Associated with retinitis pigmentosa there is no treatment but night vision goggles will often help.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Tell me a night blindness treatment?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Find cause: "Night Blindness" can arise from poorly corrected vision, easily fixed with glasses to degenerative retinal disease and everything in between. Cataracts are probably the most common cause for poor night vision. Get an exam-- try an amber tinted lens for night driving.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is "night blindness"?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not uncommon: Most elderly folks gradually lose their retinal rods, and slowly and steadily have trouble seeing at night, but a disorder called retinitis pigments could also cause "nyctalopia" (night blindness). There really is minimal help that can enhance decreased nitetime vision, although some patients swear that dietary intake of dark green leafy vegetables helps.

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