DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for night blindness

Night blindness [DOID:8499]

Nyctalopia (from Greek νύκτ-, nykt- "night"; and αλαός, alaos "blindness") is a condition making it difficult or impossible to see in relatively low light. It is a symptom of several eye diseases. Night blindness may exist from birth, or be caused by injury or malnutrition (for example, a lack of vitamin A). It can be described as insufficient adaptation to darkness.

Synonyms:  night blindness,  DOID:8499