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Decreased Night Vision Seeing Ghostly Double Images

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I have had bad vision all of my life, my right eye is correctable to 20/20 my left eye has been bad but correctable to 20/40 i think. I have been gluten free since 2009 Last year sometime , I noticed a significant detorioation in my night vision, so much that I no longer drive at night. I am 45 and I know that visual changes occur at this time, but I went from ok to walking into my tv niche at night, stumbling into the bathtub, walking into my husband who was standing right infront of me. This is only at night. During the day, I have had problems with blurry vision, but it comes and goes. I switched contacts and now I have issues with farsightedness which I never had before. so now i can add that to astigmatism, near sightedness, presbyopia (far sightedness). I can deal with having to be driven around, but I can't deal with total vision loss. has anyone else had this problem and does it get worse.

I keep telling the two opthamologist, optometrist and retinal specialist about this problem but they are irritated and state there is no reason for me to be unable to see. my vitamin A levels were low but now low enough to cause night vision problems. I feel like I did 20 yrs ago when I kept complaining of abdominal issues and getting every diagnosis in the book before they finally did an endoscopy and found celiac disease. When they finally diagnosed it, I had already acquired Graves disease and hashimotos. I don't want to end up with anything else, any one having these symptoms?

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my vitamin A levels were low but now low enough to cause night vision problems.

Hi and welcome.

If I were you I would start taking cod liver oil. You might have been told that your vitamin A wasn't low enough for vision problems, but how did that doctor know how low vitamin A works for you personally? Supposedly the first sign of low vitamin A is night blindness. You also need vitamin D together with the A and cod liver oil has both A and D. :)

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My eye doc said some of the contacts can give you the halo at night. I notice it when I drive. Not sure if that is part of your problem.

My eye doc is actually an optician not an MD. But she says she has several patients with Celiac. They all have dry eyes which cause problems with contacts

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I understand how you feel--when I was 11, I suddenly noticed that I could no longer discern that there was furniture in my room when only the hall light was on. My celiac was triggered at 11, and this was one of the most dramatic changes that it caused.

I agree that cod liver oil would be a good start. When you take Vitamin A, you need to take Vitamin D, too...and cod liver has both. Unfortunately for me, I didn't know I had celiac until I was 47...and the night blindness was irreversible by then. It might not be too late for you.

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