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If I am blind, will my children be blind as well?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on cause

If you are blind from an acquired problem - trauma, diseases of childhood, etc.
Than these will not be passed on. If you are blind from an inherited defect, you could pass this onto your offspring. A genetic counselor can determine this for you and calculate your odds.

In brief: Depends on cause

If you are blind from an acquired problem - trauma, diseases of childhood, etc.
Than these will not be passed on. If you are blind from an inherited defect, you could pass this onto your offspring. A genetic counselor can determine this for you and calculate your odds.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Depends...

...On the cause of your blindness.
Some causes of childhood blindness can be corrected in a way that avoids permanent blindness in children, such as retinoblastoma or cataract.

In brief: Depends...

...On the cause of your blindness.
Some causes of childhood blindness can be corrected in a way that avoids permanent blindness in children, such as retinoblastoma or cataract.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe

Many causes of low vision or blindness are random events, but some causes are hereditary and run in families.
Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is an example of a genetic, hereditary cause of blindness. So, whether or not a parent's trait of blindness will be inherited by his children depends on the cause of the blindness.

In brief: Maybe

Many causes of low vision or blindness are random events, but some causes are hereditary and run in families.
Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is an example of a genetic, hereditary cause of blindness. So, whether or not a parent's trait of blindness will be inherited by his children depends on the cause of the blindness.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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