What is Night blindness?

Night blindness is a type of vision impairment. A condition making it difficult or impossible to see in relatively low light. Night blindness People experience poor vision at night or in dimly lit environments. Night blindness also called Nyctalopia.

Although the term “Nyctalopia” signify that you can’t see at night, this isn’t the case. You may just have more difficulty seeing or driving in relatively low light.

Some of Nyctalopia are treatable while other aren’t. See your doctor to resolve the underlying cause of your vision impairment. Once you know the cause of the issue, you can take steps to correct.

Night blindness & Cataract

Magnified view of a cataract seen on examination with a slit lamp

What causes Nyctalopia?

Few eye conditions can cause Nyctalopia, including:

  1. Retinitis pigmentosa
  2. cataracts, or clouding of the eye’s lens.
  3. Retinal detachment
  4. Certain medications, such as phenothiazines
  5. Oguchi disease
  6. Pathological myopia
  7. Refractive surgery (LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy, radial keratotomy)
  8. Sorsby’s Fundus Dystrophy (Macular degeneration)
  9. Vitamin A deficiency
  10. Choroideremia
  11. Glaucoma
  12. Visual Snow

Older have a greater risk of growing cataracts. Therefore more likely to Older have Nyctalopia due to cataracts than children or young adults.

In rare cases in the world where nutritional diets may vary, vitamin A deficiency can also lead to night blindness.

Who have pancreatic insufficiency, such as individuals with cystic fibrosis, have difficulty absorbing fat and are at a greater risk of having vitamin A Shortage because vitamin A is fat-soluble. This puts them at greater risk for increasing night blindness.

Who have high blood sugar levels or diabetes also have a higher risk of increasing eye diseases, such as cataracts.

What Are The Treatment For Night Blindness?

Your physician will take a detailed medical history and examine your eyes to diagnose. You may also need to give a blood sample. Blood testing can measure your vitamin A and Sugar levels.

Nyctalopia caused by nearsightedness, cataracts, or vitamin A Shortage is treatable. Corrective lenses, such as eyeglasses or contacts, can improve nearsighted vision both during the day and night.

Let your physician know if you still have trouble seeing in low light even with corrective lenses.

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