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Acquired Color Vision Problems
Acquired color vision problems have a variety of causes.
- Normal aging can increase the chance of a color vision problem, and the color vision problem may change during a person's life. As the lens in the eye ages, the lens darkens. It becomes more difficult to see the difference between dark blues, dark greens, and dark grays.
- Side effects of certain medicines can cause temporary or permanent color vision problems.
- Certain eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy, can cause temporary or permanent color vision problems. Treating these conditions may help preserve or restore color vision.
- Injury to the eye, such as a part of the retina (macula) or the optic nerve, can cause color vision problems.
Acquired color vision problems:
- Occur in women as often as in men. Inherited color vision problems are much more common in men.
- May occur in only one eye or affect one eye more than the other. One eye may have a color vision problem, and the other eye may have normal color vision.
- May change over time as a person ages or during the course of the disease or injury that causes the problem.
- Often deprive a person of the ability to see the difference between blue and yellow.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology|
|Last Revised||July 22, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: July 22, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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