Can you develop colourblindness suddenly as a young adult?

Confusing different colours with each other etc.

4 Answers

  • 1 year ago

    Yes. This is unusual, as the causes would more likely cause a degradation of vision in general, e.g. glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, optic nerve neuropathies.

    If you are experiencing adult onset colorblindness,

    o Check your diet. Are you getting all the vitamins and minerals? Take a daily vitamin / mineral pill daily. Start right now, don't wait.

    o Call your ophthalmologist and, uh, see him. (If you're in the United States, call your primary care physician and ask for an in-plan ophthalmologist referral ... and this is why "plans" suck.)

  • 1 year ago

    Nope u cannot.........

  • !
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Its predominantly due to genetic abnormalities which mean the light receptor cells in your eyes dont pick up some colours, so its present from birth, but you can develop colourblindness later in life if there is damage to the eye or the optic nerve

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    This is something I’ve heard of people dealing with. Usually the cause is full storage in the brain. When you take in too much info, your brain has to get rid of something, and for idiots that happens really quickly. So even as a young adult, idiocy can begin purging data off the abnormally small storage space these individuals have. Very sad.

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