Color Blindness

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Color Blindness

By: Trevor Houghton


People who are color blind can see colors but have difficulty distinguishing between certain colors. Not all people who are color blind have trouble with the same colors most cannot distinguish between reds and greens in dim light. Some cannot separate blues from yellows and a very small group have a condition called monochromatism which only allows them to see black and white.

Color blindness is a usually a genetic condition that you are born with. Red/green and blue colour blindness is usually passed down from your parents. The gene which is responsible for the condition is carried on the X chromosome and this is the reason why many more men are affected than women.

Color Blindness can be identified by mixing up colors or seeing different shades of colors. It is hard to identify in young children.

People with this disease don't really have any medical issues meddicaly besides mixing up colors and there is no cure for the disease at the time.

The Gene that causes color blindness is the X chromosome which is found in males. If there is a carrier in the family the chances of getting it is 50%

Color blindness, or color vision deficiency, is the inability or decreased ability to see color, or perceive color differences, under normal lighting conditions.


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