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What exactly is 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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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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