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Night blindness develops gradually, which it why it can often escape detection at first. Patients who suffer from night blindness struggle to see properly in the dark or in dim light, and it may evolve into total blindness at night. Healthy eyes also need time to adapt to dark spaces, but if your eyes do not adapt at all, you might be suffering from night blindness. The eye contain light-sensitive cells, which are also known as rods and cones. We only use the cones in the light, however, so in patients who suffer from night blindness, the rods are at fault. The rods are meant to catch up as much light as possible in the dark, so that we can still see despite the lack of light. If the rods do not work properly, however, you will see virtually nothing in the dark.
Among other things, a vitamin A deficiency can be the source of this eye disease. Vitamin A contributes to properly functioning rods In some patients, night blindness may be hereditary, as the most common form is caused by Retinitis Pigmentosa. In addition, Glaucoma and cataracts can also cause night blindness, and certain drugs can also affect your eyesight. Medication for high blood pressure or heart problems, antidepressants and eye drops may have an adverse effect on vision and cause night blindness.
Night Blindness Treatment
After diagnosis by an ophthalmologist, it will become clear whether treatment is possible, as this depends on the cause. There is no treatment for hereditary night blindness, which is usually caused by Retinitis Pigmentosa. If your night blindness is the result of a vitamin A deficiency, a healthy diet and nutritional supplements may be a solution. If your problems are caused by cataracts, a new lens can eliminate the symptoms, and medication can be prescribed to ease the problems if they are caused by Glaucoma. Some people benefit from special night glasses, which increase contrast and reduce glare, thus improving vision in the dark or in dim light.
Eyes, night blindness and nutritional supplements
Antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals are the nutrients needed to keep your eyes in the right condition. The supplements we offer at Apolooks® eye nutrition ensure that the eyes get all the nutrients they need. We also make sure that this happens in the most natural way, so no supplements with unnecessary and unnatural additives. Our supplement Retinacomplex® provides the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that the eye needs. The addition of Apolooks® omega-3 algae oil ensures a high dosage of omega-3 fatty acids. We have chosen algae oil because it damages nature the least. Because both products are very important for the eyes we offer combideals, here you can buy the products together with high discounts.
By giving the eyes the right nutrients, you can reduce the chance of getting eye problems.