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What is the difference between macular degeneration and night blindness?
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Well,
Night blindness is congenital, due to disease of the rods.
Macular is a disease of the central retina, due to degeneration of the membrane that nourishes it.

In brief: Well,
Night blindness is congenital, due to disease of the rods.
Macular is a disease of the central retina, due to degeneration of the membrane that nourishes it.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery
In brief: See below
Macular degeneration involves the macula (central retina).
It therefore affects your central (not peripheral) vision such as in tasks involving reading, recognizing people's faces, etc. Night blindness can be caused by many diseases (not macular degeneration), where you have difficulty seeing under low-light (scotopic) conditions.

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Macular degeneration involves the macula (central retina).
It therefore affects your central (not peripheral) vision such as in tasks involving reading, recognizing people's faces, etc. Night blindness can be caused by many diseases (not macular degeneration), where you have difficulty seeing under low-light (scotopic) conditions.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
In brief: Many...
Macular degeneration usually occurs in older patients and affects primarily the central vision.
Night blindness can have genetic causes and is generally seen in children and younger adults. If present, this should be checked especially if accompanied by hearing loss. Retinitis pigmentosa is a common cause.

In brief: Many...
Macular degeneration usually occurs in older patients and affects primarily the central vision.
Night blindness can have genetic causes and is generally seen in children and younger adults. If present, this should be checked especially if accompanied by hearing loss. Retinitis pigmentosa is a common cause.
Dr. David Kira
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