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what parts of the body are affected by color blindness

A 39-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

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A 44-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 female asked:
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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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
It affects: the eyes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Inheritance: For a woman to have red-green color deficiency she has inherited an defective gene both of her parents. This means all of her children will carry th ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Orlando
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Drugs or disease: Color deficiency that is not inherited can be cause by toxicity from certain medications or conditions that affect the retina and optic nerve. Such co ... Read More
A 45-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 29-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 45-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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Your: Family doctor or optometrist can test you.

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