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What is impaired color vision?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Color mistakes

Mostly this is an impaired ability to recognize colors across certain color confusion axes.
This is usually inherited and there is no treatment. It occurs mostly in males -7%- and also in females -1%-. But there are acquired forms in generalized retinal disease like diabetes or in optic nerve disease. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out.

In brief: Color mistakes

Mostly this is an impaired ability to recognize colors across certain color confusion axes.
This is usually inherited and there is no treatment. It occurs mostly in males -7%- and also in females -1%-. But there are acquired forms in generalized retinal disease like diabetes or in optic nerve disease. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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