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What is the treatment for color blindness?

What is the treatment for color blindness?

None: Most color deficiency is inherited and suggested means such as a red contact lens over one eye merely shift the axis of color confusion to another pattern. Color blindness can be acquired in severe retinal disease like advanced diabetes and also optic nerve disease. Improvement is possible here if the underlying disease can be treated.

Dr. David Chandler
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Color Blind (Definition)

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


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What to do if I have macular dystrophy, photo-phobia and color blindness. where I'll get best treatment within asia?

What to do if I have macular dystrophy, photo-phobia and color blindness. where I'll get best treatment within asia?

Lots of geography: Asia is big territory. I would start with an academic ophthalmology center in the country in which you live or are relocating. Most have specialists in your type of problem.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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How do we know humans aren't the ones color blind?

Psychometric testing: Psychologists have devised testing using an animal preference choice to determine which colors they can discrimminate. They can also observe the colored light absorption by individual photoreceptors with highly sophisticated laboratory apparatus. So we now have a good idea of the color perception (or lack of perception) of most major animal groups.

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What is the rate of occurrence of color blindness in the u.S.?

What is the rate of occurrence of color blindness in the u.S.?

About 8%: The standard statistics for inherited color deficiency is about 7.5% in males and 1/2 % in females. This can vary somewhat with different racial groups. The degree of color deficiency and the type are variable so your ophthalmologist can test you and see in which category you are if that is important to you and also give you information about your family possibilities.

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Is it common to develop color blindness in your mid 20's?

Is it common to develop color blindness in your mid 20's?

Rare: Color deficiency is inherited at birth. A few global diseases of the retina and rare strokes of the brain can affect color vision in an adult, but these are rare.

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Signs of child being color blind?

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.

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How to determine if someone is color blind?

Testing: The most common type of "color blindness" is red-green color deficiency. Blue-yellow deficiency or true color blindness (achromatopsia) are rare. Color testing can identify which. The problem is a lack of certain types of cones or their opsins (light-sensitive compounds). Red-green deficiency can be adapted to fairly easily and is not very limiting, but the others can significantly impact vision.

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What happens when you go completely color blind?

No good: If you are progressively losing your ability to distinguish different colors at your young age, you need to seek medical attention. "normal" color blindness is present at birth and not progressive.

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What are the different ways to being color blind?

What are the different ways to being color blind?

Several types: There are several different types of inherited color deficiency varying in spectrum and intensity. You can lose color recognition by advanced retinal disease like diabetes or retinitis pigmentosa. Optic nerve disease can change color recognition and there are a few rare cortical strokes that can do this.

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What exactly are the different ways to being color blind?

Varied: The most common type of "color blindness" is red-green color deficiency. Blue-yellow deficiency or true color blindness (achromatopsia) are rare. Color testing can identify which. The problem is a lack of certain types of cones or their opsins (light-sensitive compounds). Red-green deficiency can be adapted to fairly easily and is not very limiting, but the others can significantly impact vision.

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Is color blindness common?

Sort of: About 8% of males and 1% of females have some degree of color perception dysfunction. So it is sort of common but not the majority. It is inherited so the family connection is important and can be traced.

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Is color blindness reversible ?

May be : There two main kind of color blindness one genetic in nature and the other acquired, the genetic one is not revisable, the second in some cases it is.

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Color blindness, is this normal?

Not quite: It is "normal" for those who have it. For those with actual normal color vision, it would be abnormal to lose it.

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Whats ishihara color blindness 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.

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What sort of disease is color blindness?

Color vision anomaly: Color blindness is a misnomer, as most color blind people see some colors, they just see the hues differently than the norm. This can be an advantage if looking at camoflage. Our cone cells come in three types to see red, blue and yellow, and the receptors in color vision defect patients are either lacking or at lower levels than i.

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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

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


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision reflects the inability to perceive images. Such a phenotype can be due to occlusive or barriers to light (e.g. cataracts) through retinal alterations (e.g. wet macular degeneration) to optic nerve lesions (e.g. from a pituitary adenoma) to central nervous system ...Read more