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Development of colour blindness


Can colour blindness develop?

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Qualified optometrist Dr Nigel Best DOptom MCOptom FBCLA FAAO answers this question:

Various medications and diseases can cause a change in the nerve supply to the colour sensing cells in the retina of the eye which can lead to changes in colour vision. If you notice any changes in your colour vision seek an appointment with your optician or general practitioner as soon as possible.

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Dr Nigel Best DOptom MCOptom FBCLA FAAO has worked as an optometrist for Specsavers for 17 years, both in his own practice and with the Professional Training department. He has a particular interest in dry eye and contact lenses and has had a number of academic papers published.
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