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Old 08-20-2001, 01:14 PM   #1
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Cool Bad Night Vision

I have bad night vision. When I drive at night anything in dark areas which my headlights don't hit I have trouble seeing. For some reason most cars behind me appear to have their highbeams on when in actuallity they do not. It is very annoying and I was wondering if anyone else had he same problem. I remember several years ago I had no trouble seeing dark areas around me at night. I have been to several eye doctors and they tell me there are no problems. Thanks

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Old 09-08-2001, 06:02 PM   #2
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You might try a retinal specialist for further evaluation.

Old 09-21-2001, 08:54 PM   #3
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Just a long shot, but go to your doctor and have a blood test for prolactin. I had the same change in my vision, where my night vision got worse very slowly over a few years. Turned out I had a brain tumor. The prolactin test can rule out the most common type of these tumors that affect your night vision.

Chances are 1 in 100,000, so it is not likely, but if it has been accompanied by weight gain and growing fatigue its more likely.

Old 09-24-2001, 10:32 AM   #4
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I too have a terrible time driving at night. The glare off of lights makes me strain my eyes. I have to keep my eyes on the lower right side of the road - its even better when there is a white line along the road. I had mentioned it to my doctor before and he said its because my eyes have an an astigmatism. I had never heard of that being the reason before - MMM - just a suggestion.

Old 10-19-2001, 08:55 PM   #5
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I have the Exact same problem. I can barely see at night, and everyone seems to have their highbeams on. Another thing I noticed is around the time this started, my pupils seemed to become dilated more often than usual, so, I don't know if thats something you noticed too or has anything to do with it.

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