It’s no surprise that most people don’t see well in the dark. However, some people have considerable difficulty seeing at night or in poor light. This is called “night blindness” or nyctalopia. Night blindness doesn’t mean you are completely unable to see at night, but that your vision is poorer then. It is not a disease in itself, but instead is a symptom of some other type of vision problem. Certain cells in the eye’s retina are responsible for allowing you to see in dim light. If these cells are affected by a disease or condition, night blindness occurs.
Some of the eye conditions that can cause night blindness include:
- Certain Glaucoma Medicine
- Retinitis Pigmentosa-an eye disease that causes blindness
- Vitamin A Deficiency
- Keratoconus-an cornea disease where it is very steeply curved
If you or someone you know has difficulty seeing at night-especially if it seems to be getting worse-please schedule an eye exam with eye doctors at North Jersey Eye Associates 973-472-4114, or visit North Jersey Eye Associates or Facebook.
North Jersey Eye Associates is a comprehensive eye care practice staffed by NJ ophthalmologists and eye specialists located at 1005 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07013 (P) 973-472-4114, an affiliate of Prism Vision Group.