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Do people with blue eyes get more cataracts

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Dr. Michael Mund
59 years experience Ophthalmology
No: No.
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
25 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Eye color has no impact on cataract developement. Exposure to uv light, certain medications, trauma and diabetes are some of the things that are assoc ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu
17 years experience Ophthalmology
No: There are many factors that go into developing cataracts, mainly family history and environmental factors like uv light and certain medications.
Dr. William Trattler
29 years experience LASIK Surgery
Cataracts: There is no difference in the risk of developing cataracts based on eye color.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
10 years experience Pediatrics
No.: The color of a parent's contacts does not, in any way, affect the eye color of their child. Inheritance of eye color is complex and determined by the ... Read More
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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
43 years experience Pediatrics
No: Wrariing blue contacts does not affect the babies eyes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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No: Unfortunately you can get blue contacts, but they will need to be dark blue in order to cover your natureal dark brown eye color.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
No: There is no surgery to change eye color. You can get colored contact lenses that change the appearance of your eyes.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
You cant: ...Change your eye color except with contact lenses.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Former: Most kids have bluish eyes that slowly darken with age.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
No inherited: Color of your eyes is not directly passed down from your parents.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Blue eyes are..: ..A recessive trait. In order for a child to have blue eyes, both parents need to carry the gene for blue eyes, which they might even if their eyes ar ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
12 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: Not necesarily. Typically it is more the light hair or fair skin people who tend to be more sensitive to sunlight.

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