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how does color blindness affect the body

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Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Color blindness: Color blindness affects the eyes - sensory system - The most common is Red/green - so an individual has trouble discerning shades of reds and greens ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Nothing: This is a local problem within the eye and brain dealing with perception of color. It does not connect or interact with any other part of the body an ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Color blind.: The cause of color blindness can rest in the eyes, the optic nerve or in the brain areas that process color information.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Red green lights: In most cases red-green color discrimination is defective, but most people cope with it by using the position of various colors as the indicator rathe ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Gradin
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Loss of color vision: In the retina of your eye, there are rods (for seeing in the dark) and cones (for seeing color and fine detail). There are three types of cones, simi ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Psychometric testing: Psychologists have devised testing using an animal preference choice to determine which colors they can discrimminate. They can also observe the colo ... Read More
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Dr. Lawrence Kale
28 years experience Occupational Medicine
Rates: Occurrence is the number used to show how many new cases of something are diagnosed per year. Prevalence is the number of actual cases of the diagnose ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Rare: Color deficiency is inherited at birth. A few global diseases of the retina and rare strokes of the brain can affect color vision in an adult, but th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Color vision test: Color vision testing evaluates subjective vision by having the patient look at images or colors and describing their perception or placing colors in a ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Orlando
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Mostly genetic: By far the most common cause of color deficiency is a lack of 1 of 3 types of cones in the retina. This is inherited on the x chromosome. Which means ... Read More
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