How is night blindness treated?

Treatment for night blindness will depend upon its cause. Treatment may be as simple as getting a new eyeglass prescription or switching glaucoma medications, or it may require surgery if the night blindness is caused by cataracts.

If a retinal disease is discovered, the treatment will depend on the type of the disease and will require additional investigation by a retina specialist.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 03/18/2015.

References

  • American Optometric Association. Common Types of Low Vision Accessed 3/23/2015.
  • Henderer JD, Rapuano CJ. Chapter 64. Ocular Pharmacology. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC. eds. Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 12e. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2011. mhmedical.com Accessed 3/23/2015.

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