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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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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?

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

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


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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