A 21-year-old member asked:
where do this color blindness generally occurs?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Genetics;Mom gave it: Color blindness is not a disease;it is a genetic shift affecting 7% of males and 1/2 % of women.
It is a variation in how one sees light browns, light greens and red/yellows.
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Color blindness: About 8% of males and 1% of females are color blind. A more accurate description is color vision deficiency, as most people with this can see colors but may have trouble distinguishing hues. The most common is red-green color blindness, and people may confuse olives and tans. People with this would be able to distinguish traffic lights. There are many types of color vision deficiency.
Last updated Nov 26, 2013
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