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What does color blindness does to your body ?

What does color blindness does to your body ?

Nothing: This is a local problem within the eye and brain dealing with perception of color. It does not connect or interact with any other part of the body and cannot cause a problem anywhere else. ...Read more

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 is the main part of the body that color blindness affect?

What is the main part of the body that color blindness affect?

Color blind.: The cause of color blindness can rest in the eyes, the optic nerve or in the brain areas that process color information. ...Read more

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What body part or body system does color blindness affect?

What body part or body system does color blindness affect?

Color blindness: Color blindness affects the eyes - sensory system - The most common is Red/green - so an individual has trouble discerning shades of reds and greens - ...Read more

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Can you advise for bio question- a mother has red-green color blindness. her husband is not affected.?

Can you advise for bio question- a mother has red-green color blindness. her husband is not affected.?

Inheritance: For a woman to have red-green color deficiency she has inherited an defective gene both of her parents. This means all of her children will carry the defective gene. If her husband is normal then only the mother can pass on the trait. So: all of their sons will be color deficient and all of their daughters will be a carrier with one normal (from DAD) and one abnormal (MOM). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I'd always known about color blindness as a sex linked inheritable disorder. But i read on wikipedia that it can also be acquired. How?

I'd always known about color blindness as a sex linked inheritable disorder. But i read on wikipedia that it can also be acquired. How?

Drugs or disease: Color deficiency that is not inherited can be cause by toxicity from certain medications or conditions that affect the retina and optic nerve. Such conditions include multiple sclerosis and retinitis pigmentosa. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is a color blind test?

What is a color blind test?

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. ...Read more

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How can someone become color blind?

How can  someone become color blind?

Mostly inherited: The most common forms of color blindness are inherited. They are that way from birth. Less common is developmental such as advanced diabetic retinal disease which fades out color recognition. Retinal degeneration like retinitis pigmentosa lead to color blindness and there is a rare form of stroke which can cause cortical color blindness. ...Read more

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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