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What sort of disease is color blindness?

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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Color vision anomaly

Color blindness is a misnomer, as most color blind people see some colors, they just see the hues differently than the norm. This can be an advantage if looking at camoflage.
Our cone cells come in three types to see red, blue and yellow, and the receptors in color vision defect patients are either lacking or at lower levels than i.

In brief: Color vision anomaly

Color blindness is a misnomer, as most color blind people see some colors, they just see the hues differently than the norm. This can be an advantage if looking at camoflage.
Our cone cells come in three types to see red, blue and yellow, and the receptors in color vision defect patients are either lacking or at lower levels than i.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cone receptors

We all have levels of receptors in our retinas and color deficient persons have missing or low levels of these so colors appear faded or distorted.
The problem can be partially corrected with special lenses in glasses or contacts. www.ireadbetternow.com.

In brief: Cone receptors

We all have levels of receptors in our retinas and color deficient persons have missing or low levels of these so colors appear faded or distorted.
The problem can be partially corrected with special lenses in glasses or contacts. www.ireadbetternow.com.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Color deficiency

This is an inherited alteration in the color pigment spectrum sensation of the light receptors of the eye.
More common in males, it causes the person having it to make color confusions that the color normal would have no problem with. Your ophthalmologist can present you with color recognition charts to determine the type and extent, and some of these are on line.

In brief: Color deficiency

This is an inherited alteration in the color pigment spectrum sensation of the light receptors of the eye.
More common in males, it causes the person having it to make color confusions that the color normal would have no problem with. Your ophthalmologist can present you with color recognition charts to determine the type and extent, and some of these are on line.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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