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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Color Blindness Color Blindness Color Blindness - Inability to distinguish certain colors- 3-4 types of Color Blindness Color Blindness is more prevalent amongst males than females, because the most common form of color vision deficiency is encoded in the X- chromosome - Prota nopia - Deuteranopia - Trita nopia - In rare cases, Monoch - Mostly male Caucasians- Least likely in females (all races)- Starts at conception/birth/young age - 1 in 20 Caucasian males have Color Blindness- Boys Aged 3-6: -5.1% Caucasian -3.1% Asian -2.6% Hispanic -1.4% African-Americans Definition: Color Blindness occurs when light-sensitive cells in the retina fail to respond appropriately to variations in wavelengths of lightthat enable people to see an array of colors There is currently no treatment for inherited color blindness. Color filters or contact lenses can be used in some situations to enhance the brightness between some colors and these are occasionally used in workplace, but many color blind people find these actually confuse them further, rather than help. Treatment: If there is some problem with thepigments in the cones, the eye willnot see colors in the usual way. This iscalled color deficiency or colorblindness. What is Color Blindness? Color blindness is agenetic condition that only rarely occurs inwomen, but affects1 out of every 10men to some degree.When someone iscolorblind, it isusually becausetheir eyes do not make all thepigments needed for color vision. What causes Color Blindness? The kind of color blindness that is present at birth does not lead to additional vision loss or total blindness. Butbecause the cone cells of the retina are also used to see fine details, people who are colorblind tend to have vision that is less sharp. The rod cells also tend to be "overloaded" by bright light, so tinted eyeglasses often help color-blind people to see better. Does Color Blindness Cause Other Health Prblems? romacy CITING
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