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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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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can night blindness/light sensativity be cured?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes find the reasons: “photophobia or light sensitivity is a common eye complaint. It can result from several different conditions and in most cases is easily treatable when you find the cause. Treatment for night blindness will depend on its cause. Treatment may be as simple as a new prescription for your eyeglasses or switching glaucoma drugs, or it may require surgery if it's the result of cataracts.
A 42-year-old member asked:

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.
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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