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Color Blindness Eye Health
Does a person’s eye color have any relation to color blindness? My boyfriend has blue eyes and is colorblind. A friend was telling me that having blue eyes makes you more likely to have color blindness. Is this true?
Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more
Unusual: It is very unusual to have only one eye that is color blind. This condition is one that is genetic and affects both eyes. In these individuals, the world is in shades of gray. In individuals who have lost a great deal of color perception in one eye due to disease, things would also appear more dull, dim and grey than with their other eye. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Most color defiencies have a confusion spectrum between certain colors (for instance reds and greens), but can see other colors close to normal. So they have a limited palette compared to color normal, but certainly can recognize certain colors. That would also include recognizing the various colors of others' eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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