What is another word for night blindness?

36 synonyms found


[ nˈa͡ɪt blˈa͡ɪndnəs], [ nˈa‍ɪt blˈa‍ɪndnəs], [ n_ˈaɪ_t b_l_ˈaɪ_n_d_n_ə_s]

Night blindness is a condition where a person has difficulty seeing in low light or at night. There are several synonyms that can be used to describe this condition. One of the most common is nyctalopia. This term is derived from Greek and literally means "night blindness." Other synonyms include nocturnal amblyopia, which is a condition where the eyes are not able to adjust to low light, and hemeralopia, which is the opposite of nyctalopia and refers to a condition where the eyes are unable to adjust to bright light. Other terms that may be used to describe night blindness include impaired night vision, difficulty seeing at night, and poor night vision.

How to use "Night blindness" in context?

There are many causes of night blindness and it can vary a great deal from person to person. It can be caused by hereditary factors, age, sunlight exposure, flashing lights, certain types of eye surgery, and many other things.

Most people experience a gradual deterioration of night vision with age. After the age of 50, about half of all people experience some degree of night blindness. The condition usually gets worse with age, and within a few years, most people have significant difficulty seeing in the dark. For some people, night blindness is a temporary problem that goes away on its own. For others, it becomes a permanent disability.

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