Could night blindness (Nyctalopia) be treated? And how could it be treated? And what's its treatment? And where could it be found? And if there is a treatment how much does it cost approximately? I need full details please.
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 44
In my area where I live (the middleeast) all the specialized doctors that I have been to, they said that there is no treatment for this disease. And they coudn't help me that much.
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Since when do you have these symptoms?
Were you evaluated or investigated for the underlying cause?
There are many causes which can cause night blindness.
Common causes are myopia,cataract,retinitis pigmentosa , vitamin A deficiency etc.
But you said you had it for last 14 years only.
Ok.I think before labeling it as inherited I think other possible causes need to be ruled out as those can be very well treatable.
Since the cause is not known I think first investigations to know the underlying cause needs to be undertaken.
If its non-inherited kind of night blindness then there are chances that it can be treated.
So ideal approach would be to visit tertiary care center to get investigated.
Retinitis pigmentosa is an eye disease in which there is damage to retina.Retinitis pigmentosa can run in families. The disorder can be caused by a number of genetic defects.
If its retinitis pigmentosa then it can not be completely cured but rate of progression can be managed.
No, these are not same.Retinitis pigmentosa is one of the cause which can lead to night blindness.
There are various other cause which can lead to night blindness.That's why I was suggesting to get investigated to know the actual cause of night blindness.If the underlying cause is treatable then you can get cured.
Here is link to website of eye hospital in Qatar - http://www.magrabihospitals.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&Itemid=333&id=513&lang=en
I cannot be completely cured but it's rate of progression can be slowed.
There are many experimental treatments but none offer complete cure.
You can check out with magrabi hospitals or Al Ahil hospital
Abdulhadi Eye Hospital in Jordan can be tried.I think these hospital can help you find some solutions.
I am really sorry but that would be difficult to predict.You will have to contact individual hospital for that.
Yes, if it's retinitis pigmentosa, then there is no complete cure.
These are still kind of experimental treatment options and more suitable in advanced cases.
These are done where there is significant loss of vision and it only restores vision partially.
So at moment this cannot be a option in your case since your symptoms are not that advanced.
In addition this still in trail stages.
May be it can work if his optic nerves are fine.But even if it works this will not restore his vision like natural vision.May be he can become aware of plain light, dark and light backgrounds.
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