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Is colorblindness as common a symptom of old age as the loss of vision?
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Usually colorblindness is inherited or happens after some event affecting the optic nerve, but as one gets older, a cataract can decrease color vision.

In brief: No
Usually colorblindness is inherited or happens after some event affecting the optic nerve, but as one gets older, a cataract can decrease color vision.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
As cataracts develop, it may become more difficult to distinguish bright or blue colors.
After surgery however, the color balance should be restored fully (much to the amazement of patients). True color loss may be related to optic nerve disease or may be genetically inherited. Also, with macular degeneration color perception may be altered.

In brief: Maybe
As cataracts develop, it may become more difficult to distinguish bright or blue colors.
After surgery however, the color balance should be restored fully (much to the amazement of patients). True color loss may be related to optic nerve disease or may be genetically inherited. Also, with macular degeneration color perception may be altered.
Dr. David Kira
Dr. David Kira
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