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Can color blindness be cured or improved by any means?

Can color blindness be cured or improved by any means?

Not usually: Congenital colorblindness is static and cannot be improved and will not worsen. Patients with this defect learn to account for their difference in vision over time. Acquired color blindness due to retinal or optic nerve damage can occasionally be partially reversible if the causative factor is removed. Often this is not the case though. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kale
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Color Blindness (Definition)

Color blindness is a condition where an individual has a decreased ability or complete inability to detect differences between various colors. For example, red-green color blindness is the inability to distinguish between ...Read more


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What to do if i'm color blind. How to cure?

What to do if i'm color blind. How to cure?

No cure: Most color blindness comes from a genetic alteration in your light receptive pigments in the retina. This cannot be altered by current knowledge and technology. If you are 45 years, you probably will have adapted by now and chosen an occupation in which color recognition is not critical. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for color blindness?

Is there a cure for color blindness?

No: This is an inherited deficiency in the spectrum of the photoreceptors in your retina. Red color contacts have been proposed for relief but these merely shift the axis of non-recognition inducing a new type of color deficiency. There is no cure although a stem cell bit of research has worked to improve the color recognition in laboratory animals. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure color blindness in homeopathy or another medical science?

Is it possible to cure color blindness in homeopathy or another medical science?

No: Homeopathy can not help this. In the likely near future, gene therapy will be able to insert a functional copy of the defective/missing gene. ...Read more

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I have got macular dystrophy and I am total color blind. My eyes are highly sensative to bright light.What can be one to cure?

Not available yet: You have an inherited degeneration of the macular light receptive cells. Currently no cure is available. Much investigation is underway for these conditions. The best current hope seems to be in the use of stem cells but much work needs to be done. Keep in touch. ...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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How can someone become color blind?

How can  someone become color blind?

Mostly inherited: The most common forms of color blindness are inherited. They are that way from birth. Less common is developmental such as advanced diabetic retinal disease which fades out color recognition. Retinal degeneration like retinitis pigmentosa lead to color blindness and there is a rare form of stroke which can cause cortical color blindness. ...Read more

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What's a good test to determine the level one is color blind?

Color plates: Standardized testing of color vision can be performed by your eye doctor using specific color plates. Blue-green blindness is very common and usually easy to over come. Many people lead normal lives and never realize that they are color blind. Specific forms may cause more problems. A thorough evaluation by your eye doctor can determine the specific type and offer suggestions about management. ...Read more

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What makes a person color blind?

Genetics: Several genes are responsible for allowing our retinas' receptors to record the different colors we see. Occasionally, someone develops a mutation that prevents some of the colors to be recorded. This makes differentiating certain shades or colors difficult. ...Read more

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Dr. David Chandler
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Color Blind (Definition)

Color differentiation difficulties are where a person has trouble distinguishing the difference between certain colors. One of the most common difficulties involves difficulty telling apart the ...Read more


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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more