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Could my night blindness be due to a malabsorption of vitamin a?

Could my night blindness be due to a malabsorption of vitamin a?

Night blindness: True night blindness or nyctalopia (from greek ????-, nykt- "night"; and ?????, alaos "blindness") is a condition making it difficult or impossible to see in relatively low light. It is a symptom of several eye diseases. Night blindness may exist from birth, or be caused by malnutrition (for example, a lack of vitamin a). Blood levels can be determined with normal range from 50 to 200 mcg/dcl. ...Read more

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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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Question about going blind. Do vitamins really prevent macular degeneration?

Question about going blind. Do vitamins really prevent macular degeneration?

In some: For people who have macular degeneration of intermediate or high risk of progression (something your eye doctor can determine by exam), than the areds formula of vitamins has been proven to decrease the risk of severe vision loss by 25%. For those with mild findings, only a family history of amd but a normal exam and the general public, the eye vitamins have not been proven beneficial. ...Read more

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What can cause disneiness and temporary blindness happens in the morning vitamin K deficency?

What can cause disneiness and temporary blindness happens in the morning vitamin K deficency?

Get check up!: You need to go over what's happening with your doctor. It sounds like you may be having low blood pressure if this happens when you get out of bed. But i'm not sure based on the info in your question. Anytime you have ongoing dizziness, and episodes of blindness (!), you must be seen! ...Read more

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Effects of vitamin a deficiency & night blindness?

Effects of vitamin a deficiency & night blindness?

Rare: It take an extraordinary elimination diet to get vitamin a levels low enough to affect vision in the first world. The only known cases in such circumstances have been those on extreme diets such as all polished rice for over a year. There; are causes for night blindness. Which your ophthalmologist can diagnose, but vitamin a deficiency is unlikely. ...Read more

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How can I treat a vitamin a deficiency, night blindness, xerophthalmia, and follicular keratosis?

How can I treat a vitamin a deficiency, night blindness, xerophthalmia, and follicular keratosis?

Look for cause: If you're eating a varied diet and are not restricting yellow vegetables, it is surprising that you are vitamin A deficient. You may want to be evaluated for malabsorption. ...Read more

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I have frequents headaches, I went to the eye doctor since I'm almost blind to find out if my eyes where the cause and twice the answer was no. My regular docor did blood test on me and the inly thing that came up inrregular was Vitamin D defficiency whic

I have frequents headaches, I went to the eye doctor since I'm almost blind to find out if my eyes where the cause and twice the answer was no. My regular docor did blood test on me and the inly thing that came up inrregular was Vitamin D defficiency whic

D def possible cause: I recommend a neurologiy consult to evaluate headaches. We have learned much about vitamin D function irecently-- important in many metabolic pathways. Replenishing adipose tissue stores must occur before serum levels rise, sometimes taking more than 6 months. The morbidly obese may need 3 times the usual dose. 10,000 iu Vit D3 caps are inexpensive. Do not sunbathe! Unnecessary and carcinogenic ...Read more

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Fat malabsorption and malabsorption of vitamin d?

Fat malabsorption and malabsorption of vitamin d?

Vitamin D: Vitamins a, d, e and k are fat soluble. Vitamin d is largely photosynthesized by uv light. Fat malabsorption can contribute to vitamin d deficiency. Low vitamin d affects calcium absorption from the gut and kidney. ...Read more

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Would gastritis cause malabsorption of vitamins, such as D, B12?

Would gastritis cause malabsorption of vitamins, such as D, B12?

Gastritis: Certain forms of gastritis destroy cells that secrete intrinsic factor which is essential for absorption of vitamin B12. This can also alter th pH in the GI tract and influence other functions. Vit D is a fat soluble vitamin that is not dependent on the stomach for absorption. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more