Geneticist Questions Blindness

Is blindness heriditary?

My husband is visually impaired. I am scared to have a baby thinking he may carry this impairment. What are the chances?

1 Answer

Yes. Even in ADULTS there are eye diseases that may be hereditary in certain (but not all) cases, like glaucoma and macular degeneration, which are the two most common causes of hereditary blindness in adulthood.