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what diseases can cause blindness in childhood?

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Dr. Jonathan Megerian
Pediatric Neurology 28 years experience
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 color blindness are genetic.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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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Several: Trauma increased oxygen in a pre term infant glaucoma maternal std these re common causes

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