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Night blindness, born with six toes and fingers, afraid of the dark. Treatment?

gd evng sir my daughter was diagonised as LMBB night blind ness she born with six toes and finger after 7 yers she was not able to see in night time we think for 2 yers simply she is afraiding in dark but we known as she is suffering from night blindness so we are requesting you any cure for my daughter.s problem please give me your valuable suggestion please send the details for my email id ; YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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Night blindness is because of defective function or diseases affecting the retinal cells which are responsible for night vision called as rods. Six toes and fingers along with the night blindness is seen together in some syndromes like Moon biedel syndrome, where the affected patient will have retinitis pigmentosa and polydactyly or six fingers and toes.
Unfortunately there is no cure for this syndrome, but definitely progression of vision loss can be delayed by treatment depending on the severity of involvement.
Hence I advice you to consult your eye doctor preferably retina specilaist for examination and opinion depending on the severity of the disease.
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