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Could I have night blindness if I have a harder time seeing to drive at night?

Could I have night blindness if I have a harder time seeing to drive at night?

Possibly: A common cause of difficulty in night driving is cataracts which cause glare of oncoming headlamps and some corneal disease can do the same thing. True night blindness from photoreceptor dysfunction is uncommon and usually is accompanied by generally poor vision as well. Have you ophthalmologist see you to sort this out. ...Read more

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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My problem is that I can't see well at night even when I'm wearing my lenses or eyeglasses. I drive a car so i find it so difficult, I need a solution?

My problem is that I can't see well at night even when I'm wearing my lenses or eyeglasses. I drive a car so i find it so difficult, I need a solution?

Nyctalopia: is the inability to see well at night. See an ophthalmologist to rule out any medical conditions or new prescription is in order. ...Read more

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I have a headache a day, I always want to sleep even when I have slept enough and I seem to have problems with remembering things. What could it be?

I have a headache a day, I always want to sleep even when I have slept enough and I seem to have problems with remembering things. What could it be?

Sleep apnea?: Morning headaches, particularly when associated with excessive daytime sleepiness can be a sign of sleep apnea. People with sleep deprivation have more accidents, have difficulty concentrating, and are at higher risk for diseases such as hypertension. A sleep study can help with this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it weird to have a lot of trouble sleeping at night when i didn't get to talk to my boyfriend before bed?

Is it weird to have a lot of trouble sleeping at night when i didn't get to talk to my boyfriend before bed?

Some thoughts: Perhaps you share your day's activities and feelings with your boyfriend and then relax. If you are ruminating and thinking a lot, that can make it hard for brain waves to slow so that you can fall sleep. Try breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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I can't see well at night, but i can see very well during the day. Do I have night blindness?

I can't see well at night, but i can see very well during the day. Do I have night blindness?

Night blindness: Many people have more trouble seeing at night than during the day and have normal eyes. People with a small glasses prescription may not need it during the day, but the vision may be helped by using the prescription at night (driving, for example). Some people have trouble getting around in the dark, and have poor dark adaptation. It is possible that this could be from a retinal problem. ...Read more

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My eyes are really sore. I use a computer at work about 5 hours a day. When I drive at night I have trouble seeing, or I see things that aren't there?

My eyes are really sore. I use a computer at work about 5 hours a day.
When I drive at night I have trouble seeing, or I see things that aren't there?

Refraction: You probably need a refraction - the procedure to determine your need for eyeglasses. Night blur is a common first symptom of a need for eyeglasses. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Cant sleep at night then tired all day. I have the worst problem ever. Can you suggest any solutions?

Cant sleep at night then tired all day. I have the worst problem ever. Can you suggest any solutions?

Sleep hygiene: I would review you activities before you want to go to sleep at night. Eliminate late in the day caffeine. Stop tv and computer activities at least 1/2 to 1 hour before bed. The light from screens reduces the brain's melatonin, the substance the brain uses to regulate your biological clock. Increase exercise. Consider a trial of melatonin, its over the counter. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have some sort of sleep disorder that I've had a few years now, I'm ALWAYS sore wakn up and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the entire day way longer then I should be but still seem to be tired .

I think I have some sort of sleep disorder that I've had a few years now, I'm ALWAYS sore wakn up and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the entire day way longer then I should be but still seem to be tired .

Exam and Labs: You should see a doctor for an exam and labs including Thyroid studies. The Thyroid regulates your metabolism.
Pending on what the exam and labs show there are sleep labs that monitor you over night and the doctors that do this specialize in correcting sleep disorders. The sleep labs are usually associated with a hospital system. ...Read more

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I think I have some sort of sleep disorder a few years now.I'm ALWAYS sore and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the ENTIRE day way longer then I should be but still seem to be drained and tired when I wake ?

I think I have some sort of sleep disorder a few years now.I'm ALWAYS sore and no matter what I do I CANNOT get myself to sleep at night and I sleep during the ENTIRE day way longer then I should be but still seem to be drained and tired when I wake ?

Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Try not to nap in daytime, no stimulants after noon, and no computer or phone 1 h. prior to bed time. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 17 and for some reason I have to jack off every time I get an erection (i have 8-10 erections a day especially in school) is it bad?

What to do if I am 17 and for some reason I have to jack off every time I get an erection (i have 8-10 erections a day especially in school) is it bad?

Poor coping: There is not a physical reason which requires you to do this. Erections will subside without ejaculation. Your job is to find better and different outlets to deal with your life stressors which currently you seem to deal with by masturbation. Get busy, stay active, and perhaps pick up some new hobbies or activities that you can do and share with others. You will feel much better about yourself and have a much more accomplished life. ...Read more

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I have an extreme case of eczema. I have a hard time going to sleep I because itch and I scratch. what should I take so I can sleep better?

I have an extreme case of eczema. I have a hard time going to sleep I because itch and I scratch. what should I take so I can sleep better?

Aveeno (oatmeal) Bath: Sooth the skin with Oat Meal or Abeeno Bath to prevent itching and relax yourself. May try melatonin. And Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with sleep and itch. Apply cortisone cream you have for Eczema. ...Read more

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I have terrible migraines that last hours and i twitch before i go to bed at night.Do you think I have simple partial seizures? I also get confused easily. I forget things easily.

I have terrible migraines that last hours and i twitch before i go to bed at night.Do you think I have simple partial seizures? I also get confused easily. I forget things easily.

While : While there is an association of migraines with seizures, the history is certainly not diagnostic. A few questions would be in order: how long have you had migraines? Do your headaches come with nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound? Are there any triggers? Is there a family history of headaches or seizures? Have you ever lost consciousness or suffered significant head trauma? I would suggest you see a neurologist to sort these things out and determine your best course of action. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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I don't have a cold but when I go to bed at night my sinuses get so plugged that by morning I have a headache! What can I do for it?

I don't have a cold but when I go to bed at night my sinuses get so plugged that by morning I have a headache! What can I do for it?

Periodic congestion: Nasal congestion that occurs only under very specific circumstances is suggestive of allergic rhinitis (especially dust mites if symptoms occur in bed), or vasomotor rhinitis (perhaps triggered by laying flat). Over the counter allergy medications and sleeping with the head and chest slightly elevated may help. Prescriptions solutions may also be available to you. ...Read more

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I'm going to Disneyland in a couple days and my last visit I had GERD mess it up at night what can I do to have a better time there.

I'm going to Disneyland in a couple days and my last visit I had GERD mess it up at night what can I do to have a better time there.

Don't eat late: Eating a heavy meal especially if it's late, could make you uncomfortable. In addition I would avoid fried foods, caffeinated beverages and nicotine. You could carry an antacid to take just in case you still have some trouble. ...Read more

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Could I have night blindness if I have a harder time seeing to drive at night?

Possibly: A common cause of difficulty in night driving is cataracts which cause glare of oncoming headlamps and some corneal disease can do the same thing. True night blindness from photoreceptor dysfunction is uncommon and usually is accompanied by generally poor vision as well. Have you ophthalmologist see you to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can't see.Due to haloes around lights. Is this some kind of night blindness?

Can't see.Due to haloes around lights. Is this some kind of night blindness?

Probably not: Night blindness (nyctalopia) is a deficiency in overall perception in dim light. If you have persistent haloes around lights at night it could be from corneal edema, cataracts or some defects in light transmission to the back of the eye. You should have your ophthalmologiist see you to sort this out. ...Read more

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Can the person suffering from "night blindness" see at all during the night?

Can the person suffering from "night blindness" see at all during the night?

Yes: Depending on the cause of the night vision deficiency the vision will vary. Some people just don't function as well in the dark as others. ...Read more

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I can't see well at night, but i can see very well during the day. Do I have night blindness?

Night blindness: Many people have more trouble seeing at night than during the day and have normal eyes. People with a small glasses prescription may not need it during the day, but the vision may be helped by using the prescription at night (driving, for example). Some people have trouble getting around in the dark, and have poor dark adaptation. It is possible that this could be from a retinal problem. ...Read more

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Can someone help please? My vision in sunlight is better than sunset time, am i suffering from night blindness?

Can someone help please? My vision in sunlight is better than sunset time, am i suffering from night blindness?

See your doctor: You may need to be tested for eye diseases if you have true night blindness. If it is just harder to see, there are many causes of this. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for night blindness?

An Ophthalmologist: "night blindness" can be caused by a number of retinal diseases, but most often it is simply related to aging changes, and, in fact, is not night blindness, but a lessened ability to see well at night. You should have a dilated exam so the ophthalmologist can exam your peripheral retina. ...Read more

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My mom has night blindness or difficulty seeing due to cloudiiness. What can help?

My mom has night blindness or difficulty seeing due to cloudiiness. What can help?

Poor night vision: The impaired night vision may not be true night blindness and if it is cloudy vision at night this suggests the presence of cataracts and this is curable with cataract surgery. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive with night-blindness? Is there any way to treat this?

Is it safe to drive with night-blindness? Is there any way to treat this?

Depends: There are varying degrees to the severity of night blindness. In the most mild form, you should be fine. However, in the more severe forms, you really should not be driving at night. You will not see well enough. See your eye doctor for testing to determine the severity of your night blindness. ...Read more

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Does night blindness make you see green as red or is it the other way around?

Does night blindness make you see green as red or is it the other way around?

No: Night blindness has several forms with red/green the most common. Typically, these persons learn to determine colors, as being various shades of grey. So they interpret colors normally, except in the tests designed to detect color disorder (not really blindness) D. Stephen Hollis, MD Auburn, Alabama Lasik surgeon ...Read more

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I use my ipod touch till i fall asleep now i cannot see in the dark at all I have night blindness what is happening?

I use my ipod touch till i fall asleep now i cannot see in the dark at all I have night blindness what is happening?

Is it temporary?: Bright light can temporarily bleach the retinal pigments and cause the sensation of night blindness. It this lasts longer than a few minutes, then you should consult an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

I have really dim vision at night. Could it be night blindness?

Night blindness: Decreased vision in dim illumination can be normal or it may be related to eye related disease. See an eye doctor to determine the cause and initiate proper treatment. ...Read more

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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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What is "night blindness"?

What is "night blindness"?

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. ...Read more

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What exactly is night blindness?

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. ...Read more

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What are d causes of night blindness?

Genetics: There are congenital issues that can cause night blindness---it is rarely acquired unless there is severe retinal disease. ...Read more

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What causes night blindness to happen?

What causes night blindness to happen?

Inherited Disease: Retinitis pigmentosa is a group of inherited disorders that cause degeneration of the retina and vision loss. The condition can be inherited in multiple ways and has a variety of symptoms. The most common ones are night blindness and gradual loss of peripheral vision. There is currently no proven treatment, however gene therapy is being explored as a possibility. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have night blindness?

How do I tell if I have night blindness?

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? ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more


Dr. Robert Williams
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Night Blindness (Definition)

Night blindness is technically termed nyctalopia. It refers to either slow adaptation to conditions of lowered light such as entering a darkened theater from outside sunlihgt, or to a condition of inability to see well at all at night which is common in conditions ...Read more