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is it possible to be born blind in one eye?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Sometimes, through accidents of fetal development or damage, one eye will be irreparably damaged and lose most or all of the vision despite the other eye being normal.
Answered on Jul 9, 2014

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