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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can be done for night blindness?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Nothing: Unless you have vitamin a deficiency, which is quite rare.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can anything be done for "night blindness"?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Depends on the cause: If it is from a cause like cataracts, then surgery can be performed. It is due to a retinal condition like retinitis pigmentosa, then likely no. It is best to see an ophthalmologist who can determine the cause and make recommendations to treat.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can be done for blindness?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Blindness: If an eye can not perceive light, then there is usually nothing that can be done to help. If the eye can see light or movement, then there may be something to be done to improve the vision. You need to see an eye doctor to determine the reason for the poor vision and to initiate appropriate therapy.
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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