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Can you get colorblind after lasik eye surgery?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Color blindness

Most color blindness is inherited.
Lasik does not cause color blindness but optic nerve issues have been rarely reported after the procedure which could possibly alter color perception.

In brief: Color blindness

Most color blindness is inherited.
Lasik does not cause color blindness but optic nerve issues have been rarely reported after the procedure which could possibly alter color perception.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Colorblind is a condition that people are generally born with.
It is not a complication of lasik surgery.

In brief: No

Colorblind is a condition that people are generally born with.
It is not a complication of lasik surgery.
Dr. Martin Mayers
Dr. Martin Mayers
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Dr. Federico Mattioli
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: No

Not aware of any reported case of colorblindness caused by lasik eye surgery.

In brief: No

Not aware of any reported case of colorblindness caused by lasik eye surgery.
Dr. Federico Mattioli
Dr. Federico Mattioli
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

True colorblindness is usually genetic and involves the inability to distinguish particular colors (red/green).
There are some diseases that can cause loss of color vision but not colorblindness.

In brief: No

True colorblindness is usually genetic and involves the inability to distinguish particular colors (red/green).
There are some diseases that can cause loss of color vision but not colorblindness.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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