Night blindness also known as nyctalopia is a condition that causes vision impairment at night or in dimly lit environments. This is basically a case when the person has more difficulty in seeing in dark but does not indicate complete loss of vision. Some types of night blindness can be treated and some types can’t.
HOW IS NIGHT BLINDNESS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Night Blindness depends on the symptoms and thorough examination of the eye. Ophthalmologists may check for the patient history and medical history. The doctor will check for other eye diseases like cataract, nearsightedness or glaucoma that may cause night blindness
HOW IS NIGHT BLINDNESS TREATED?
Treatment for night blindness will depend upon its cause. Treatment may be as simple as getting a new eyeglass prescription or switching glaucoma medications, or it may require surgery if the night blindness is caused by cataracts. Switching medications may reduce night blindness in people with glaucoma. Vitamin A supplements may be helpful in cases of deficiency of vitamin A.
DID YOU KNOW?
People with Night Blindness must avoid traveling in dark and take help from family for dealing with issues related to it.