Color Blindness

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Color Blindness

Color Blindness

What is Color Blindness?Color blindness means that you have trouble seeing red, green, or blue or a mix of these colors. It’s rare that a person sees no color at all.

What test can be conducted to diagnose this disease? This part of the Color Blind Essentials series focuses on the different possibilities to test color vision, how they work, what they can be used for and lists some of the well-known and used tests. There will be no conclusive enumeration as there are just to many tests around, with a lot of them not available anymore but still in use.

What part of the body dose this disease effect?The symptoms of color blindness are often observed by parents when children are young. In other cases, symptoms are so slight, they may not even be noticed. Common symptoms of color blindness include:• Difficulty distinguishing between colors• Inability to see shades or tones of the same color• Rapid eye movement (in rare cases)

Who typically has this disease? Color blindness (sometimes spelled colour-blindness; also called race blindness) is a sociological term referring to the disregard of racial characteristics when selecting which individuals will participate in some activity or receive some service. In practice, color-blind operations use no racial data or profiling and make no classifications, categorizations, or distinctions based upon race. An example of this would be a college processing admissions without regard to or knowledge of the racial characteristics of applicants

Are there different forms that this disease comes in?Deuteranopia, Protanopia, and tritanopia.

What type of allele causes this disease?The allele that causes red-green colorblindness is a recessive allele located on the X sex chromosome.

What are symptoms that doctors/parents would notice?Color blindness occurs when there is a problem with the color-sensing granules (pigments) in certain nerve cells of the eye. These cells are called cones. They are found in the retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye.

What are the coping and support suggestion for this disease?The real problem of blindness is not the loss of eyesight. The real problemIs the misunderstanding and lack of information that exist. If a blind personhas proper training and opportunity, blindness can be reduced to a physicalNuisance.

What treatments are available for this disease?There is no cure for inherited color blindness; however, most people with color blindness learn to distinguish between colors accurately and easily. Talk with your doctor about coping skills. Additionally, depending on the level of color blindness, some doctors recommend using color-corrective glasses or contact lenses. In some cases of acquired color blindness or deficiency, such as those caused by Cataract or another disease, treatment of the cataract or other medical problem may correct the color blindness, as well.

What are complications that patients experience with this disease? Colorblindness is a problem with the pigments on certain nerves in your eye. The most common form of colorblindness occurs when you are missing one pigment and have difficulties seeing shades of red and green. A more severe form also makes it difficult to see blue and yellow. True colorblindness, which causes you to only see shades of gray, is rare. When diagnosed early, most people adjust well to the complications of living with colorblindness

By: Brigitte Ferreira

Sources:http://www.colormatters.com/color-and-vision/what-is-color-blindness http://colorvisiontesting.com/color2.htm


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