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Can you regain the ability to see color if you are color blind?

Can you regain the ability to see color if you are color blind?

No: Unfortunately, at this point there is no cure for color blindness. The exciting news is that jay neitz, phd at the university of washington was able to introduce the missing gene for color blindness into the retina of color blind monkeys and cured the disease. The monkeys responded to colors. Time magazine listed this as among the top 10 scientific discoveries in 2009. So there is hope! ...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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Is there a color blind condition where one could only see blue and purple?

Is there a color blind condition where one could only see blue and purple?

Color blindness: Color blindness and the related visual perceptions vary significantly. I would recommend seeing an eye doctor and performing the ishiahara color plates and farnsworth testing to determine your exact deficit. ...Read more

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If a color blind person is red-green color blind, can they still see most shades of those colors normally?

If a color blind person is red-green color blind, can they still see most shades of those colors normally?

Altered perception: They will see shades of color in all colored objects but will but see the full range, so colors that might appear bright to you will seem attenuated to the color deficient and some colors will seem what you might term brownish. The mixture seen depends upon the depth of the color blindness in each individual. Because of this most color deficient persons adopt rather bland wardrobes. ...Read more

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What color blindness causes you to see black as red?

There is none: You can have colour blindness when you see red as black, but not black as red. ...Read more

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How to convince my color-blind boyfriend to see optometrist?

See ophthalmologist: Always best to consult with an ophthalmologist (eye md) for any eye issue as they are fully trained. Optometrists are limited in training and legal allowances. This would include testing for color deficiency. ...Read more

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What do reverse color blind people see?

Color blindness: There is no such condition as "reverse color blindness." the most common type of color "blindess" typically occurs in males. These people confuse red and green colors. In rare cases, people can be born with complete color blindness and only see colors as various shades of light and dark. In severe cases of color blindness, patients often don't see very well either. ...Read more

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Could you see the 2 in this color blind test?

If color normal: The tests are designed with little dots that are shaded along the axes of confusion for the color deficient. A color normal will see the indicated symbol or number while the deficient will miss it. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what do color blind people see?

How do I know exactly what do color blind people see?

Muted color: Most color deficient persons have normal acuity so they can see the smaller things that ordinary people can see. But their color distinction is altered and they will confuse some colors with others - so they observe a muted palatte of colorl. ...Read more

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Can a color blind person see a light green text on top of a dark green background?

Probably: A light color text on a dark background irregardless of the colors involved, would allow distinction based on the brightness of the text rather than the color saturation. For someone red-green color blind, the most common, if the print were light red and the background light green with the same reflectance, then the print probably could not be red by the red-green color deficient. ...Read more

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I see blue instead of grey and purple instead of brown. Is this being color blind?

Not likely: Most color blind people have trouble with reds and greens. If you had blue-yellow colorblindness (rare), you would see gray instead of blue. You likely just perceive colors a little different than someone else. Colorblind people cannot distinguish certain colors at all. For example, they see no difference between green and brown. ...Read more

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


Dr. Tim Conrad
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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