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My friend is suffering from night blindness. What's the best treatment for it?

My friend is suffering from night blindness. What's the best treatment for it?

Retina cell disorder: That are responsible for vision in dim light. It has many causes, including: nearsightedness, glaucoma, glaucoma medications , cataracts, diabetes, retinitis pigmentosa, vitamin a deficiency in order to determine what is causing night blindness, the eye doctor will perform a thorough eye exam and may order any of a number of specialized tests. How is night blindness treated?Will depend on its cause. ...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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Tell me a night blindness treatment?

Tell me a night blindness treatment?

Find cause: "Night Blindness" can arise from poorly corrected vision, easily fixed with glasses to degenerative retinal disease and everything in between. Cataracts are probably the most common cause for poor night vision. Get an exam-- try an amber tinted lens for night driving. ...Read more

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Give me a night blindness treatment so I can function?

Give me a night blindness treatment so I can function?

No treatment: Nighjt blindness comes in many forms but is due to failure of the light receptors to be able to adapt to low illumination due to photoreceptor failure, some toxicity and rare central nervous system problems. There is no treatment. If you need to get around at night, there are available some high intensity, battery powered lights which can help you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any clue about the possible treatment of night blindness?

Can you tell me if there is any clue about the possible treatment of night blindness?

Vitamin A: There are many retinal dystrophies that can causes night blindness with retinitis pigmentosa being the most common. However vitamin a deficiency is one of the few reversible causes of night blindness. ...Read more

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Hi doctor.i want to ask about heridetary night blindness with retinal pigmentosa..if thier is treatment he is 53years with DM&hypertension .

Hi doctor.i want to ask about heridetary night blindness with retinal pigmentosa..if thier is treatment he is 53years with DM&hypertension .

Not yet: Night blindness (nyctalopia) is one of the hallmark symptoms of RP. Others include color blindness, loss of visual field and in late phase loss of central vision. Much work is being done on this distressing condition but no answers yet. Keep yourself posted. ...Read more

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Is true that ox liver cures night blindness and cod liver oil and sunshine can help to cure rickets?

Is true that ox liver cures night blindness and cod liver oil and sunshine can help to cure rickets?

No and yes: Night blindness (nyctalopia) is usually associated with rp(retinitis pigmentosa) and we have no treatment available. Rickets are caused by a vitamins d deficiency best treated with vitamin d supplements and sunshine which activates the vitamin d. Cod liver oil is a good source of vitamin d. ...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

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What is the medical term for night blindness?

What is the medical term for 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 is meant with the term "night blindness"?

What is meant with the term "night blindness"?

Nyctalopia: Night blindness refers to the reduced ability of the retinal rods to function under reduced lighting conditions. This affects functioning outside at night and the ability of the eye to adjust to changes from light to dark ( movie theater) or dark to light. Associated with retinitis pigmentosa it represents a defect in rhodopsin regeneration cycle that occurs in the retinal pigment epithelium. ...Read more

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Can night blindness/light sensativity be cured?

Can night blindness/light sensativity be cured?

Yes find the reasons: “photophobia or light sensitivity is a common eye complaint. It can result from several different conditions and in most cases is easily treatable when you find the cause. Treatment for night blindness will depend on its cause. Treatment may be as simple as a new prescription for your eyeglasses or switching glaucoma drugs, or it may require surgery if it's the result of cataracts. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about the discovery of night blindness?

Could you tell me about the discovery of night blindness?

Poor night vision: This is termed nyctalopia. It can occur in relationship to some inherited conditions of the retina like retinitis pigmentosa, but may be due to diffuse retinal disease such as diabetic retinopathy. If you find that night vision is diminishing by all means see your ophthalmologist as soon as possible for diagnosis and possible treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Night blindness?

Nyctalopia: 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 of inherited retinal degeneration. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of night blindness and how is it tested?

Peripheral vision: Night blindness - usually means deficiency of vision in low light situations, like finding a seat in a dark movie theater, bumping into things in the dark. There is an effect on the rods, or light and dark sensing cells in the retina. A specialized test can be done to make sure these cells are working well, it's called a (dark adapted) electro-retinogram. ...Read more

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Can anyone describe what "night blindness" is like? Is it just haloes?

Can anyone describe what "night blindness" is like? Is it just haloes?

Nyctalopia: Standard experience for older folks with night blindness, is trouble distinguishing shapes and objects in the dark, and delayed accomodation to decreased illumination. Haloes may be due to glaucoma, and cataracts can cause light sensitivity at night with a shimmering effect. So, decreasing acuity at night may be a variable experience. ...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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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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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