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Can a color blind person drive?

Can a color blind person drive?

Yes: There is no driver's licensing testing or criteria that includes testing for color recognition. This includes commercial driver's licenses as well. Traffic lights are set with a spectrum that the color deficient will not make a mistake. So ---- the color blind can drive. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Albinism (Definition)

A congenital genetic disorder where a person lacks pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes. Albinism is inherited in ...Read more


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How does a person inherit the color blindness disorder?

How does a person inherit the color blindness disorder?

Mutations (changes) : Changes in genes (regulatory elements) in every cell are inherited and may affect color vision. Thede changes are statistically much more significantt in males than females because the latter often have normal color vision genes to compensate. Inhered color blindness thus is more common in males, but color deficit also can result from some eye diseases, in either sex. ...Read more

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Can a person born blind still experience visual hallucinations?

Can a person born blind still experience visual hallucinations?

Yes, sort of. : People born blind (or deaf) can experience hallucinations originating in the parts of the brain associated with visual ( or auditory ) hallucinations. However, because they have never had the experience of vision (or sound) they do not experience it as such. The description they give tends to vary, but it is not that of the sensory modality they have never had. ...Read more

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Is androgenic alopecia transmitted from person to person?

Is androgenic alopecia transmitted from person to person?

No, likely genetic: "pattern baldness" is the most common cause of hair loss, and is usually hereditary. It's in the genes and is passed from parents to their children. In men, it is called male pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. Men get a receding hair line and hair loss on top of the head. In women, it is called female pattern baldness. Women get some hair loss from the whole scalp, so the hair looks thinner. ...Read more

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Someone became blind from cataract, would their eye color change?

Someone became blind from cataract, would their eye color change?

Might turn white: An advanced untreated cataract will eventually turn white in the pupillary space. If still untreated, some will dissolve and lose the white color but more often will rupture and set up a terrific inflammation inside the eye. In this era, cataract removal is so predictable and safe that advanced cataracts should be rare. ...Read more

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Is pinkeye spred from person to person?

Is pinkeye spred from person to person?

Yes: Pink eye is spread from direct contact with a person's infected secretions or contaminated objects and surfaces. Pink eye is very contagious. ...Read more

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Nearsightedness is a recessive trait. red-green color blindness is a sex-linked recessive trait, what does this mean?

Nearsightedness is a recessive trait. red-green color blindness is a sex-linked recessive trait, what does this mean?

An Autosomal: Recessive disorder: Both parents are unaffected carriers of a mutant gene. Each of their children has a 25% chance of inheriting the mutant gene from both & having the disorder. X-linked recessive: Mom carries a defective gene on one of her X chromosomes. Each son has a 50% chance of inheriting the X chromosome with the mutant gene & having the disorder; each daughter, 50% of being a carrier. ...Read more

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What type mental disorder does someone who stalks people have?

What type mental disorder does someone who stalks people have?

Stalking behavior: Stalking behavior may be related to a mental disorder such as ocd, a psychotic condition, a delusional disorder, a sexual disorder, or some other disorder. Or it is possible that stalking behavior is simply a function of deviant or criminal behavior. At times, the lines between psychopathology, deviant and criminal behavior becomes difficult to sort out. ...Read more

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Can an anorexic person be someone who has normal weight/overweight?

Can an anorexic person be someone who has normal weight/overweight?

Check DSM-IV: According to the diagnostic statistic manual, an anorexic individual refuses to maintain their weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height. So the answer to your question is no, a person suffering from anorexia nervosa will not have a normal weight or be overweight. This is a serious disorder with high mortality rates. Treatment is available. Visit your pmd or a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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If one child is albino and other visually impaired, could the impaired child be a carrier of albino gene?

If one child is albino and other visually impaired, could the impaired child be a carrier of albino gene?

Albino inheritance: There are 2 types of albionos: those with involvement with skin, eyes and hair and those with just eye involvement. It is possible that your child in fact has albinism so make sure you ask your eye doctor to check for that. On the other hand he cause of albion is a recessive gene or a random mutation - rare. There is a 1/4 chance he inherited the gene from his parents. ...Read more

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How is scabies transmitted from person to person?

How is scabies transmitted from person to person?

Skin 2 skin contact: Usually prolonged skin-to-skin contact. *not* usually through a quick hug or handshake. Easy to get from your sexual partners or other folks in your household. Crusted scabies [norwegian scabies] can spread through shared towels, clothing and bedding. ...Read more

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Is malaria spread from person to person?

Is malaria spread from person to person?

No: It spreads through the bite of an infected mosquito in areas where there is malaria. ...Read more

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Who gets recessive disorders?

Who gets recessive disorders?

Anyone: If both parents are carriers of an autosomal recessive illness, it's dumb luck, each kid has one chance in four. Parents are more likely to carry the same illness if they are blood relatives. ...Read more

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What does a cross eyed or lazy eyed person see?

What does a cross eyed or lazy eyed person see?

Amblyopia: Early on they see double vision but later on the brain shuts down on the vision of one eye so to avoid double vision it is important to diagnosic vision problems early so that the brain can learn to see with each eye e.g. Amblyopia. ...Read more

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Can someone who is legally blind get a transplant?

Can someone who is legally blind get a transplant?

Pancreas transplant : Pancreas transplantation is performed for diabetes, so this is actually a commonly encountered issue. Many candidates have lost some or all of their vision to diabetic retinopathy. This does not disqualify them at all from consideration for pancreas transplantation, but it does add to the complexity of the postoperative care. With good support , this is easily surmounted. ...Read more

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How does the world appear to a person who has strabismus?

How does the world appear to a person who has strabismus?

Depends: If the strabismus is in childhood, then usually the vision in one eye is supressed and everything looks normal to this child. Measurement will show the reduced vision in one eye which prevents doubling. If the strabismus is acquired in an adult, then the world is doubled and treatment is mandatory for proper functioning. Discuss this will your ophthalmologist. ...Read more