Eight years seven months ago, I woke up on a Tuesday morning with globs of vaseline smeared over my right eye. Well, not literally, but that’s what it looked like as I peered through my glasses and started to cry. I remember that day well. The prior week I had had the nastiest of colds. The kind where you blow your nose constantly, and if for a moment you manage to breathe in through your nose, you end up choking on the phlegm drawn into your throat. Yuck. The previous Friday I had gone to the salon to have my hair cut. Nothing too out of the ordinary, except the sink hurt the back of my head/neck a bit. But I didn’t stop to complain and should have been sitting on a cushion. Somehow, I must have subconsciously thought that the hair cut and temporary blindness were connected ‘cause I didn’t get my hair cut again for another three years. LOL. But that Tuesday morning, the optometrist asked me come in right away as I h...
Alternative Names Nyctanopia; Nyctalopia; Night blindness Home Care Take safety measures to prevent accidents in areas of low light. Avoid driving a car at night, unless you get your eye doctor's approval. Vitamin A supplements may be helpful if you have a vitamin A deficiency. Ask your doctor. Call your health care provider if It is important to have a complete eye exam to determine the cause, which may be treatable. Call your eye doctor if symptoms of night blindness persist or significantly affect your life. What to expect at your health care provider's office Your health care provider will examine you and your eyes. The goal of the medical exam is to determine if the problem can be corrected (for example, with new glasses or cataract removal ), or if the problem is due to something more serious. The doctor may ask you questions, including: When did the night blindness begin? Did it occur suddenly or gradually? Does it happen all the time or just sometimes? How severe is the night blindness? Are ...
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