This condition, which your doctor will call nyctalopia, makes it hard to see well at night or in poor light. It isn’t a disease, but rather a symptom of another problem like untreated nearsightedness.
What Causes It?
The problem comes from a disorder of the cells in your retina that allow you to see dim light. It has many causes:
- Glaucoma medications that close the pupil
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Vitamin A deficiency
To pinpoint the cause, your eye doctor will carry out a full exam. They may order specialized tests.