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Is it possible to be colorblind in one eye only?
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, MD
Categories: Eye Conditions
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Answered: Jul 26, 2013
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