Nyctalopia facts for kids

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Nyctalopia (Greek for Night blindness) is a disease of the human eyes.The eyes of people who are night-blind cannot adapt to situations where there is relatively little light; as a result, they have trouble seeing in such situations.

There are a number of conditions that can cause this; most commonly:

  • lack or deficiency of Vitamin A
  • Several genetic conditions, most notably retinitis pigmentosa
  • Wounds of the eye

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