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Ophthalmologist prefer to use the term color deficit as blindness conveys other meanings. Lowered color perception can be inherited (many forms), can result from advanced loss of retinal cells, inherited retinal disease, and some forms occur due to CNS injury. There are excellent tests for the various types and they can be functionally ...Read more
No need to: It's a simple test where they show the child a book (called an ishihara) with numbers hidden within colored dots. He/she will be asked to identify the numbers and based on that the doc will be able to tell if he/she is color blind.
Testing device: These are a group of color vision recognition and confusion plates, discs and lights to determine the degree and type of color deficiency that is present in a test subject. Some are standard in ophthalmologists office and others are in laboratories. And some are available on line for anyone to test themselves.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends upon age: Obviously inability to distinguish between red / green colors. Some have trouble with blue/yellow. It does assume the child knows his colors. I am not aware of a condition where no colors are seen. These are usually specific to certain colors.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
100% normal school: Having colorblindness is not a physical disability. Maybe they can't become fighter pilots but I know several color blind surgeons and several of them didn't even realize they saw color differently until adulthood. I would just make sure their socks match or shirts don't clash with their pants, but otherwise they will live normal lives.
Depends: There is no relationship between ordinary color deficiency and acuity or the need for spectacles. Color blindness is not tested for instance on obtaining a driver's license. Some occupations do require this testing and if you are color deficient, you likely will fail that. There is no correlation with blood diseases or other systemic diseases. Most medical tests are not color dependent.See 1 more doctor answer
Color plates: The most commonly available test is the ishihara color recognition plates which present numbers buried in dots of color over the axis of color confusion for the deficient. This can tell severe from mild color deficiency. Other tests are availbale to tell which type of color deficiency you have. This does have some occupational significance.See 1 more doctor answer
No: The easiest way is to ask your father. If he is color-blind then you are a carrier. Then ask your mother's father, if he is color-blind, then you have a 50% chance of being a carrier. If neither are color-blind, you cannot be a carrier.
It is: The anomaloscope which is a rarely used research instrument. The farnsworth 100 test is accurate and comprehensive but rarely used because the time it takes to do it and the extreme difficulty of the test.
Color plates: The ishihara test plates are a series of dots of various colors with an embedded number or symbol which cannot be easily seen by the color deficient due to color confusion. They are the most commonly available test in ophthalmologists office although others are also available and some are better at separating the forms of color deficiency out. Ishihara is a good screening test.
Anomaloscope: The anomaloscope is the most complete and compreshensive way to test color vision. The farnsworth 100 test is the next in line.
Color charts: Most eye doctors own an ishihara color vision test booklet which can be used to determine if you are color deficient. There are other booklets as well, color caps, and other more sophisticated means to determine the degree and type of color deficiency you might have.See 2 more doctor answers
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