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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

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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Are there treatments for vision impairment and blindness?

Are there treatments for vision impairment and blindness?

Of course: Many treatments including the provision of lenses, topical and systemic medications, laser treatment and a variety of surgical options can help many with lowered vision and even some that are apparently blind. Check with you ophthalmologist to see which of these is present if you are the patient. ...Read more

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How to get rid off blind pimple overnight?

How to get rid off blind pimple overnight?

Overnight cures: There is no such "overnight " cure for blind pimple. See your dermatologist or family practitioner for best diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vision impairment and blindness?

What is the definition or description of: Vision impairment and blindness?

Lowered vision: Vision impairment is the condition in which the corrected vision does not equal normal. Blindness is a legal definition and may include 20/200 which is the limit for legal blindness in most States but there are various levels of blindness down to absolute blindness in which no light can be seen at all. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for vision impairment and blindness?

Of course: Many treatments including the provision of lenses, topical and systemic medications, laser treatment and a variety of surgical options can help many with lowered vision and even some that are apparently blind. Check with you ophthalmologist to see which of these is present if you are the patient. ...Read more

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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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What is tunnel vision and temporary blindness?

What is tunnel vision and temporary blindness?

Tunnel vision: Tunnel vision (also known as kalnienk vision) is the loss of peripheral vision with retention of central vision, resulting in a constricted circular tunnel-like field of vision. ...Read more

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Clouded vision causing blindness, what could this be?

Clouded vision causing blindness, what could this be?

Many questions: Is this recent or a gradual loss? Is it one eye or both eyes? Is there a history of trauma, eye disease or systemic disease? Are you on medications for non-eye problems? Is the vision loss silent, or are the eye(s) in pain, and getting red? For most of these, you need to have an ophthalmologist evaluate your eyes and hopefully can intervene to prevent loss of vision. ...Read more

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How does one get a visual impairment and blindness certificate?

States may differ: Sounds like you are asking how to be recognized as either visually impaired or blind. The process would involve a medical examination that verifies your loss of visual acuity and function. This is done by an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or primary doctor. The certificate of the disability is then, issued by the state's rehabilitation/disability board. Process for this varies with the state. ...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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Could standing up really fast make your vision blur and have temporary blindness?

Could standing up really fast make your vision blur and have temporary blindness?

Low blood pressure: When you stand or sit, the blood rushes from your head causing dizziness and loss of vision. This is more common in people who have low blood pressure and on those who are taking hypertensive medications. ...Read more

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I know that rp can cause visual impairment and blindness, but does it always cause blindness?

I know that rp can cause visual impairment and blindness, but does it always cause blindness?

See below: There are several varieties of retinitis pigmentosa, some more severe than others. Many do not go on to blindness. You should be monitored regularly by a retina specialist. ...Read more

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Still having moments of flashing light in peripheral vision which causes blindness of 1-2 seconds. What is it ?

Still having moments of flashing light in peripheral vision which causes blindness of 1-2 seconds. What is it ?

Migraine or retina: I migraine can cause this but usually lasts for up to 20 minutes. A pulling on the retina by the vitreous gel can do this as well and can lead to a tear in the retina. Please have a dilated exam by an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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I am wondering if there are any hereditary causes of progressive loss of vision to complete blindness that typically don't occur until an adult/elderly?

Herediary loss: Of vision has many causes. One common cause is macular degeneration, which many think is at least partially inherited. One more unusual cause is retinitis pigmentosa. This typically causes gradual deterioration during adult life. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have decreased night vision or some night blindness?

How do you know if you have decreased night vision or some night blindness?

Comparison: If you think you have difficulty at night, and are not embarrassed to ask, then compare your recovery when entering a dark place from the light with a friend who can tell you when he recovers versus your recovery time. You can experience this issue if present if you enter a dark movie theater from bright outside and have a prolonged period to see well enough to find a seat. ...Read more

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If a person has MS is it common to not have total blindness, but have delayed reading vision?

If a person has MS is it common to not have total blindness, but have delayed reading vision?

Yes. : Ms causes problems with the optic nerve. This transmits eyesight to the brain. Vision can be dimmed an this is noted more for detection of colors and in dim light. This can be detected by an eye exam and a test called a visual field. ...Read more

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At night, ith spectacles on, I have same vision as with them off. Am i suffering from night blindness?

At night, ith spectacles on, I have same vision as with them off. Am i suffering from night blindness?

As we get older,: We tend to see less distinctly at night due to loss of retinal rod cells over the years. Your experience is not definitive, and if you are losing ability to see well at night, an eye exam will be very useful, and could potentially reverse some or most of your problems. ...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. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more