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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Megerian
28 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Optic neuritis, Meds: Certain inflammatory involving the eye or retina can cause color blindness in children. Certain medications can also lead to this. Other causes of col ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
River Blindness: In addition to the info already provided, onchocerciasis (river blindness) is a major cause of blindness in other areas of the world.

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Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Several: Trauma increased oxygen in a pre term infant glaucoma maternal std these re common causes
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Many, many diseases: The most common diseases that blind people in the U.S. Are diabetes, glaucoma and macular degeneration. There are many others. If you are concerned ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually chronic ds: mainly diabetes and macular degeneration is common outside of childhood blindness, corneal opacities, glaucoma, trachoma, and onchocerciasis. There ar ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Temporary blindness: Conversion disorder, Amaurosis fugax, & Flash blindness.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheron Marshall
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Top causes of permanent, irreversible blindness in the us include diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Other causes in other part ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
50 years experience Ophthalmology
Blindness: Almost any disease or its treatment can lead to blindness. This is in addition to heredity, trauma, environmental exposure etc. Ophthalmologists eith ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Many: There are many diseases that can cause blindness. The most common are diabetes, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Many: Several eye problems can cause blindness in children. Fortunately, all are rather rare. Congenital (born that way) cataracts, lebers congenital amauro ... Read More
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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Many causes: There are many are disease just to few names: -bardet-biedl syndrome -leber congenital amaurosis -rod/cone dystrophy _macualr degeneration -best ... Read More

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