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Where do this color blindness generally occurs?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
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In brief: Genetics;Mom gave it

Color blindness is not a disease;it is a genetic shift affecting 7% of males and 1/2 % of women.
It is a variation in how one sees light browns, light greens and red/yellows.

In brief: Genetics;Mom gave it

Color blindness is not a disease;it is a genetic shift affecting 7% of males and 1/2 % of women.
It is a variation in how one sees light browns, light greens and red/yellows.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology

In brief: Color blindness

About 8% of males and 1% of females are color blind.
A more accurate description is color vision deficiency, as most people with this can see colors but may have trouble distinguishing hues. The most common is red-green color blindness, and people may confuse olives and tans. People with this would be able to distinguish traffic lights. There are many types of color vision deficiency.

In brief: Color blindness

About 8% of males and 1% of females are color blind.
A more accurate description is color vision deficiency, as most people with this can see colors but may have trouble distinguishing hues. The most common is red-green color blindness, and people may confuse olives and tans. People with this would be able to distinguish traffic lights. There are many types of color vision deficiency.
Dr. David Chandler
Dr. David Chandler
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