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Question:
Is it possible to be colorblind in one eye only?

Answer:
Yes and no. The genetic types of color blindness that are more common in males cannot occur in one eye. However a congenital or acquired disorder of the optic nerve and/or macula can decrease the color vision in one eye if the problem is present in only one eye. Color deficits in one eye need a work-up to determine the cause.

Answered by: Gary Hirshfield, MDDr. Gary Hirshfield

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Jul 26, 2013

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