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Could my night blindness be due to a malabsorption of vitamin a?

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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Yale Kanter
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Possible

You need to ask your eye doctor about this.
Vitamin a deficiency is one of the reasons for night blindness but there are other reasons.

In brief: Possible

You need to ask your eye doctor about this.
Vitamin a deficiency is one of the reasons for night blindness but there are other reasons.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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