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I hope it can cover more on how it`s related to rhodopsin and how Vitamin A deficiency leads to night-blindness. -Syock 08:30, 26 July 2006 (UTC+9)

Nykt vs Nykta[edit]

from Greek νύκτ-, nykt- "night".......the proper word in Greek in νύχτα. Written in english letters it is nykta. Also ὄψ or ops does not means eyes. In fact I don't even think it's a word..— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:01, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Disputed terms[edit]

According to my dictionary, hemeralopia is night blindness and nyctalopia day blindness, the opposite of what you say. Sanne

  • What dictionary are you using? -AED 07:43, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
Cf Talk:Hemeralopia. --Thrissel (talk) 11:35, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Moon blink[edit]

For those who are interested, and don't have Smith's fascinating tome to hand, the complete reference for moon blink is:

MOON-BLINK. A temporary evening blindness occasioned by sleeping in the monshine in tropical climates; it is technically designated nyctalopia.Can happen at birth, or be caused by injury/lack of Vitamin A

Johan the Ghost seance 11:01, 20 April 2006 (UTC)