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What Is The Rate Of Occurence For Color Blindness In Various Major Racial Groups
8 %: Color blindness is an inherited deficiency in color recognition which occurs in about 7.5% of males and 1/2% of females. There are some variations in different racial and country groups. It is generally not functionally a problem except for certain occupational groups such as fruit graders, painters, etc. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: There are serious color deficiencies due to total substitution causing confusion in the red-green or yellow-blue axis. There are less serious ones causing confusion only for desaturated colors in the same axis. Rarely all color may not be perceived and there are color deficiencies due to broad spectrum retinal and optic nerve diseases like diabetes and optic nerve dysfunction. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Color plates: Your pcp may have a copy of the ishihara plates that are used as a screening test for the various levels of color blindness. I seldom have a request for this screening but find the process helpful. My pcp found a mild issue with my vision with my pre college exam & i keep a copy of the book around to screen kids if asked. If he is old enough to answer questions this can pick it up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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