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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
What are you asking?: Can you clarify? Genetic testing for DNA isn't subject to much in the way of outside influences. Genetic work on colorblindness is available but we'r ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience in Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
100% normal school: Having colorblindness is not a physical disability. Maybe they can't become fighter pilots but i know several color blind surgeons and several of the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, if you want to!: Color blindness should never preclude someone from having children. It is more of nuisnace than anything. If one is screened for color blindness, th ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Most do: Color vision is important & defects vary in their intensity a effect on various individuals. I wouldn't classify it as a significant reason to avoid h ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: They use a booklet or chart with pictures made up of dots of various colors. People who are color blind for certain colors will not be able to see the ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Vit A deficiency,etc: Children in africa can be blinded by vitamin a deficiency, onchocerciasis, sometimes malaria, trachoma, injuries, congenital defects some of which mig ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Driscoll
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Males: Color blindness is most commonly a genetic condition. It is usually sex linked, and more common in males. Therefore males with a family history of col ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Genetic or acquired: Good question. Genetic color deficiencies are normal in about 2% of general population. But acquired deficiencies can also happen if there are disease ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
You mean in women...: ...Who are carriers of the gene on the x chromosome, and can have sons who are color blind? I'm sure it's possible; i doubt there is much of a demand ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Burress
8 years experience in Ophthalmology
Typically one: The mutations in genes affecting color vision are typically on the x-chromosome, but it has been shown that occasionally other chromosomes may be invo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes: There are many conditions for which genetic testing has become available, many laboratories have ways of receiving samples, but most rely on fed-ex, d ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience in Family Medicine
No: http://www.viacord.com/Images/HCNB_Panel_LSDs_121311_tcm117-151644.pdf Link shows what Viacord screen tests for. These are what we call inborn errors ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jianhua Luo
38 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Mutations in one of these several genes will cause colorblindness. These are autosomal recessive mutations. The genes are: achm2-alpha subunit of the ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience in Ophthalmology
odds:: Half of the daughters will be carriers and half of the sons will be color blind.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Hirshfield
34 years experience in Ophthalmology
Color blindness: Most color blindness is congenital and linked to the w chromosome. The rate is aound 7 per cent for boys and less than 1 per cent for girls. I am un ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Retinitis pigmentosa (rp) is a defect in the lining tissue under the retina called the retinal pigment epithelium (rpe). . Treatment options are still ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. LEONARD FAZIO
32 years experience in Dentistry
Chiroprctic opthamol: Chiropractic opthamology can help with rehabilitating vision. Also valled " vision therapy".
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A member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Genetic testing: There is a company called eyedox that tests for color blindness.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Multiple possible: outcomes. They could have a daughter with hemophilia. They could have a son with hemophilia. They could have a daughter who is a carrier for hemophili ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Ultrasound and labs: Throughout pregnancy there are incremental examinations for disabilities. Sometimes there is an early sonogram inside of 10 weeks, that can visualize ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Anomaloscope: The anomaloscope is the most complete and compreshensive way to test color vision. The farnsworth 100 test is the next in line.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Most: People (men mostly) with red-green colorblindness cannot distinguish browns from greens and oranges from reds. Other colors, such as blues and yellow ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Toxoplasmosis: Fetal infection follows when pregnant mother experiences primary infection during her pregnancy. The risk of fetal infection increases steeply with a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Not sitting, crawlin: A typically developing 1 yr old can get to sitting and maintain that position while playing, get back down and crawl, pull to stand, perhaps cruise al ... Read More
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