Who Is at Risk for Developing Color Blindness?

Men have a higher risk of being born with color blindness than women. Having certain conditions can increase the risk of developing acquired color vision blindness. The conditions that increase the risk are glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, parkinson’s disease, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, and chronic alcoholism. Intake of certain drugs increases the risk of acquiring color blindness. The drug Hydroxychloroquine can cause color blindness.