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Night Blindness - Know What Can Lead To It!

Dr. Rashi Jain 90% (170 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Faridabad
Night Blindness - Know What Can Lead To It!

Night blindness is also called nyctalopia.It's a type of vision impairment. People with night blindness experience poor vision at night or in dimly lit environments. It is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying problem, usually a retina problem.

What Causes Night Blindness?
A number of eye conditions can cause night blindness, including:

  1. Nearsightedness or blurred vision when looking at faraway objects.
  2. Cataracts or clouding of the eye's lens.
  3. Retinitis pigmentosa, which occurs when dark pigment collects in your retina and creates tunnel vision.
  4. Vitamin A Deficiency
  5. Zinc Deficiency
  6. Dry Eyes
  7. Diabetes

Are the Symptoms of Night Blindness?
The sole symptom of night blindness is difficulty seeing in the dark. You're more likely to experience night blindness when your eyes transition from a bright environment to an area of low light, such as when you leave a sunny sidewalk to enter a dimly lit restaurant. You're likely to experience poor vision when driving due to the intermittent brightness of headlights and streetlights on the road.

How can I Prevent Night Blindness?
You can't prevent night blindness that's the result of birth defects or genetic conditions, such as Usher syndrome. You can, however, properly monitor your blood sugar level and eat a balanced diet to make night blindness less likely. 

Orange colored foods are excellent sources of vitamin A, including:

  1. Cantaloupes
  2. Sweet potatoes
  3. Carrots
  4. Pumpkins
  5. Butternut squash
  6. Mangoes

What are the Treatment Options for Night Blindness?
The treatment will depend on its causes.

  1. Nutrient deficiency (Vitamin A and Zinc) is the easiest to treat. 
  2. If the cause is cataract, you can go for cataract surgery to remove the clouded lens and replace it with artificial intraocular lens. Vision is usually dramatically improved after surgery
  3. For dry eye syndrome, lubricate your eyes with artificial tear drops as they provide instant relief. Just make sure that they are without preservatives. 
  4. Diabetic retinopathy can be prevented with tight control over blood sugar, active lifestyle and good dietary habits.
  5. As for retinitis pigmentosa, unfortunately there are no treatments available. Thankfully, new research is showing that vitamin A might have a slowing effect on the progression of this eye disease.
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Giant Cell Arteritis!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Giant Cell Arteritis!

What is Giant cell arteritis?

Giant cell arteritis causes inflammation of the lining of the body’s medium and large arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood from your heart to the rest of your body.

Symptoms of Giant cell arteritis-

  • Scalp tenderness
  • Jaw pain when you chew
  • Severe headache
  • Tenderness over one or both sides of the forehead
  • Permanent loss of vision in one eye
  • Fever
  • Weight loss

Causes of Giant cell arteritis-

What causes these arteries to become inflamed isn’t known. However, it is thought that a combination of genetic and environmental factors is responsible for the condition.

Risk factors of Giant cell arteritis-

  • Older adults
  • Being women
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • People born in Northern European countries

Complications of Giant cell arteritis-

Diagnosis of Giant cell arteritis-

Diagnosis of Giant cell arteritis includes the following tests and procedures:

  • Physical exam
  • Blood tests
  • Biopsy
  • MRI/angiography
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)

Precautions & Prevention of Giant cell arteritis

  • Regular aerobic exercise, such as walking, can help prevent bone loss, high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains
  • Limit your intake of salt and sugar
  • Get adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D
  • Avoid alcohol

Treatment of Giant cell arteritis-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Giant cell arteritis
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Giant cell arteritis
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Giant cell arteritis
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Giant cell arteritis
  • Surgical Treatment of Giant cell arteritis
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Giant cell arteritis
  • Other Treatment of Giant cell arteritis


Treatment of Giant cell arteritis- 

Homeopathic Treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis-

Homeopathy heals the tissue and brings it back to normal. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of giant cell arteritis are:

  • Ars alb
  • Calc
  • Carb V
  • Kali iod
  • Echin
  • Lach

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis-

Acupuncture relieves by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Giant Cell Arteritis-

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Giant cell arteritis-

In the allopathic treatment of giant cell arteritis, inflammatory drugs such as corticosteroids are used. These drugs can effectively relieve pain.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Giant cell arteritis-

  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains
  • Eat lean meats and fish
  • Limit your intake of salt and sugar

 

I want to increase my weight, I am to slim as per my height. I tried to go to gym but I feel blindness in front of my eyes when I go to gym. Please help me to gain gain.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 93% (7352 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
I want to increase my weight, I am to slim as per my height. I tried to go to gym but I feel blindness in front of my...
Eat a fruit before going to gym. Which exercises are you doing at gym and for how much time is important Try this-- 1. Don't drink water before meals. This can fill your stomach and make it harder to get in enough calories. 2. Eat more often. When you're underweight, you may feel full faster. Squeeze in an additional meal or snack whenever you can, such as before bed. 3. Drink milk. Drinking whole milk to quench thirst is a simple way to get in more high-quality protein and calories. 4. Have some dessert 5.Try weight gainer shakes. If you’re really struggling then you can try weight gainer shakes. These are very high in protein, carbs and calories. Drinking homemade protein smoothies can be a highly nutritious and quick way to gain weight. Chocolate banana nut shake: Combine 1 banana, 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein and 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of peanut or another nut butter. This smoothies provide around 400–600 calories, along with a high amount of protein and other important vitamins and minerals. 6.Use bigger plates. Definitely use large plates if you’re trying to get in more calories, as smaller plates cause people to automatically eat less. 7.Add cream to your coffee. This is a simple way to add in more calories. 8.Get quality sleep. Sleeping properly is very important for muscle growth. 9. Don't smoke. Smokers tend to weigh less than non-smokers, and quitting smoking often leads to weight gain. 10. Exercise To Gain Weight Swimming: Jogging: Lunges And Squats: Bench Press: Deadlifts: Yoga: Pull-Ups: Upright Barbell Rows And Dumbbell Shoulder Press 11. Nuts and Nut are a perfect choice if you're looking to gain weight. 12. Red meats are probably one of the best muscle-building foods available. 13. Like red meat, salmon and oily fish are excellent sources of protein and important healthy fats 14. Dried fruit is a high-calorie snack that also provides antioxidants and micronutrients 15. High-quality dark chocolate provides a ton of antioxidants and health benefits. 16. Cheese is a very good source of protein and rich in healthy fats. Add it to meals if you need a calorie and flavor boost. 17. Eggs are one of the healthiest muscle-building foods on the planet. They provide a great combination of high-quality proteins and healthy fats. It's also very important to eat the whole egg. In fact, almost all of the beneficial nutrients in eggs are found in the yolk. 18. Full-fat yogurt is another healthy and convenient snack. It has a great nutritional profile, including a well-balanced mix of protein, carbs and fat. The secret behind gaining weight is consistently eating more calories than you need. Lifting weight is important too, so that the additional calories can be used to build muscle instead of just adding fat. Incorporate the foods on this list into meals and meal plans that you enjoy and can stick with over the long term.
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I am a right eye blind girl. Since my 3 years old. J am using a prosthetic eye right now. i saw some of youtube channel showing a doctor surgery. The blind eye is completely removed by surgery and placing there a real eye. Is there any chance for blinds like me? Thanks.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (29080 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am a right eye blind girl. Since my 3 years old. J am using a prosthetic eye right now. i saw some of youtube chann...
There is no real chance for placing a new eye which is visible and need to know the cause of your blindness to comment more
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I am nearly blind in one eye. Legally can I drive a car in India? Is it legal to possess a driving licence with one eye blind?

Dr. Manvinder Kaur 91% (1069 ratings)
PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am nearly blind in one eye. Legally can I drive a car in India? Is it legal to possess a driving licence with one e...
Person should have sufficient sight in the other eye (including a normal field of vision) and certified by doctor.
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Common Eye Diseases With Strange Reasons

Dr. Harshavardhan Ghorpade 90% (37 ratings)
MBBS, MS
Ophthalmologist, Navi Mumbai
Common Eye Diseases With Strange Reasons

Most individuals suffer from eye problems sometime in their entire life span. Since our eyes are one of the most important assets and sense organs, periodic check ups are recommended to prevent serious eye problems. Here is a list of 5 primary eye diseases, their causes and cure:

Conjunctivitis
This disease is commonly called pink eye. It involves swelling of the conjunctiva lines inside the eyelids which cover the sclera of the eyes as well.

Causes
1. May occur because of factors like viruses, bacteria and substances, which cause irritation such as shampoo, smoke, dirt, chlorine in swimming pools.
2. Dust, pollens or similar allergies may cause this disease in sensitive people.
3. This disease is infectious in nature and spreads from person to person.
This disorder may be treated with eye drops, pills or ointments containing antibiotics. Avoid being with other people when affected and also abstain from using contact lenses.

Glaucoma
In case of this disease, the optic nerve of the eye is damaged and can lead to loss of vision over time. Build-up of pressure takes place inside the eye.

Causes
1. Occurs due to intense pressure within the eyes or the intraocular pressure.
2. The extra pressure destroys the optic nerve.
3. Permanent blindness is caused if the disease is not controlled and treated.
Eye drops, laser surgery, and microsurgery are methods for curing glaucoma.

Ocular Migraine

This temporary disease causes loss of vision in one eye and generally does not last for more than an hour. This might happen after a migraine headache.

 

Causes
1. Mainly caused due to health-related issues than from eye problems.
2. Also occurs from regular migraines.
3. It is related to spasms caused in the blood vessels of the retina.
This disorder can be cured by using aspirin, epilepsy drugs and blood-pressure medication known as beta blockers.

Retinal vascular occlusion
This disease affects the retina and lowers the supply of oxygen-rich blood.

Causes
1. Factors such as atherosclerosis, blood clots and blockage in arteries, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity or smoking lead to this disease.
2. The blood flow to the retina is restricted.
Medicines like blood thinners, eye injects such as vascular endothelial growth can cure this disorder.

Ophthalmoplegia
Paralysis of the eye muscles occurs. Can occur in more than one of the eye muscles.

Causes
1. Happens due to interruption of messages sent to the eye from the brain.
2. Caused from muscle disorders.
3. Also caused from migraines, thyroid problems, stroke, etc.
Special eye patches and eyewear are used for treating this disorder, for relieving double vision.
Eye diseases are very common, and a large number of eye diseases can occur from different reasons and causes. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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What Are The Treatment Options For Night Blindness?

Dr. Anand Palimkar 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
What Are The Treatment Options For Night Blindness?

Night blindness is also called nyctalopia.It's a type of vision impairment. People with night blindness experience poor vision at night or in dimly lit environments. It is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying problem, usually a retina problem.

What Causes Night Blindness?
A number of eye conditions can cause night blindness, including:

  1. Nearsightedness or blurred vision when looking at faraway objects.
  2. Cataracts or clouding of the eye's lens.
  3. Retinitis pigmentosa, which occurs when dark pigment collects in your retina and creates tunnel vision.
  4. Vitamin A Deficiency
  5. Glaucoma
  6. Zinc Deficiency
  7. Dry Eyes
  8. Diabetes

Symptoms of Night Blindness-
The sole symptom of night blindness is difficulty seeing in the dark. You're more likely to experience night blindness when your eyes transition from a bright environment to an area of low light, such as when you leave a sunny sidewalk to enter a dimly lit restaurant. You're likely to experience poor vision when driving due to the intermittent brightness of headlights and streetlights on the road.

How can I Prevent Night Blindness?
You can't prevent night blindness that's the result of birth defects or genetic conditions, such as Usher syndrome. You can, however, properly monitor your blood sugar level and eat a balanced diet to make night blindness less likely. 

Orange colored foods are excellent sources of vitamin A, including:

  1. Cantaloupes
  2. Sweet potatoes
  3. Carrots
  4. Pumpkins
  5. Butternut squash
  6. Mangoes

What are the Treatment Options for Night Blindness?
The treatment will depend on its causes.

  1. Nutrient deficiency (Vitamin A and Zinc) is the easiest to treat. 
  2. Treatment of glaucoma by medicines, laser or surgery will help.
  3. If the cause is cataract, you can go for cataract surgery to remove the clouded lens and replace it with artificial intraocular lens. Vision is usually dramatically improved after surgery. 
  4. For dry eye syndrome, lubricate your eyes with artificial tear drops as they provide instant relief. Just make sure that they are without preservatives. 
  5. Diabetic retinopathy can be prevented with tight control over blood sugar, active lifestyle and good dietary habits.
  6. Retinitis pigmentosa is hereditary in nature.
  7. Research in stem cell therapy will help in retinitis pigmentosa .
  8. As for retinitis pigmentosa, unfortunately there are no treatments available. Thankfully, new research is showing that vitamin A might have a slowing effect on the progression of this eye disease.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Sir, I can able to see all colour clearly but some some Ishihara plate (approximately 2 plates) create some problems. Can I treat me as a colour blind person?

Dr. Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 87% (3000 ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Sir, I can able to see all colour clearly but some some Ishihara plate (approximately 2 plates) create some problems....
Phos 12c 3tims day for 10days Euphrasia 3c 3tims day for 10days Fee phos 3c 4tims day for 10days
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Dr. I'm colour blind person. I can't read Ishihara book. Some people told me there's no treatment for this condition. I'm afraid about this. Any specs for this or any treatment.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (29080 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Dr. I'm colour blind person. I can't read Ishihara book. Some people told me there's no treatment for this condition....
I sorry to say there is no treatment for colour blindness . There is no treatment for inherited colour blindness. If colour blindness is caused by another condition, treating the underlying cause can help.
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I am not see anything in night anything. My diseases is eye blindness can you please help me out on it.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 93% (6607 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Yes it is night blindness, you should take vit a supplement, you should visit an eye specialist for this purpose, it is curable.
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