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What are some diseases that can cause blindness in children?
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Dr. Jeffrey Paul
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Many
Several eye problems can cause blindness in children.
Fortunately, all are rather rare. Congenital (born that way) cataracts, lebers congenital amaurosis, albinism, amblyopia, congenital corneal diseases, genetic syndromes, congenital glaucoma, retinoblastoma, traumatic injuries etc all come immediately to mind. I'm sure an exhaustive list includes many other causes.

In brief: Many
Several eye problems can cause blindness in children.
Fortunately, all are rather rare. Congenital (born that way) cataracts, lebers congenital amaurosis, albinism, amblyopia, congenital corneal diseases, genetic syndromes, congenital glaucoma, retinoblastoma, traumatic injuries etc all come immediately to mind. I'm sure an exhaustive list includes many other causes.
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