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I think I may have night blindness. My doctor has told me my eyes are healthy and it's a normal consequence of growing older.

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Hello,

I am Dr.Desai, certified ophthalmologist and I look forward to answering this question.

I am not sure about what exactly your question is but it appears that your concern is about a possibility that you may be having night blindness.

If this has been a recent onset in the last 1 year then I guess it is time to review back with your ophthalmologist. There are very few conditions with night blindness and are all very gradual in onset or some are present since birth. Since your last eye exam, which was a year back, was found to be normal by the eye doctor, it is unlikely that you have any cause of night blindness since birth.

Recent onset causes include Vitamin A deficiency ( again not likely in your case considering that you have been in good health), peripheral cataract ( called as Cortical cataract).

If there is an early peripheral cataract, you can consider undergoing cataract surgery if the visual impairment is bothering or affecting your day to day activities.

Hope this helps you to take the right decision. Take care.

Do remember to rate this response positively with 5 stars, if it was up to your expectation/satisfaction. A positive rating is the only way to credit the expert for the advice given and for the time spent. Please feel free to ask follow up questions if any.

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Dr.A.S.Desai

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