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Can women also suffer from color vision deficiency?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most color deficiency is a sex linked trait much more common in men.
But women can inherit both deficient genes which will give them some degree of color deficiency. But it is around 1/2 percent of women v. 8 % of men.

In brief: Yes
Most color deficiency is a sex linked trait much more common in men.
But women can inherit both deficient genes which will give them some degree of color deficiency. But it is around 1/2 percent of women v. 8 % of men.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Color
Yes. There are many types of color deficiency, and depending on the inheritance pattern, women may also be affected.
About 56 genes are involved in color blindness, and about 0.5 percent of women are affected. This group of disorders is much more common in men.

In brief: Color
Yes. There are many types of color deficiency, and depending on the inheritance pattern, women may also be affected.
About 56 genes are involved in color blindness, and about 0.5 percent of women are affected. This group of disorders is much more common in men.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is more common in men, but some women have this condition.

In brief: Yes
It is more common in men, but some women have this condition.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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