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What diseases can cause blindness in childhood?

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Dr. Jonathan Megerian answered

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

Certain inflammatory involving the eye or retina can cause color blindness in children. Certain medications can also lead to this. Other causes of color blindness are genetic.

Answered May 4, 2016

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

In addition to the info already provided, onchocerciasis (river blindness) is a major cause of blindness in other areas of the world.

Answered Jun 8, 2013

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