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Colour Blindness is a vision defect characterized by the inability or decreased ability to see colour or perceive colour differences. The most common cause of colour blindness is the deficient development of retinal cones. This is usually an inherited disease. Symptoms are the inability to see colours or differentiate between colours. Some people with colour blindness can see only red colour or only blue or only green colour. Complete colour blindness is called Achromatopsia.
HOW IS COLOR BLINDNESS DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists use the Ishihara colour test to diagnose colour blindness. For children who have not yet learnt to read, symbols are used in the Ishihara test. Another test is the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 hue test.
HOW IS COLOR BLINDNESS TREATED?
There is no cure for colour blindness. However, people with red-green colour blindness may be able to use a special set of lenses to help them perceive colours more accurately. These lenses can only be used outdoors under bright lighting conditions. Visual aids have also been developed to help people cope with colour blindness. For acquired colour vision deficiency, once the cause has been identified and treated, the vision may return to normal.
DID YOU KNOW?
Men are much more likely to be color-blind than women because the genes responsible for the most common, inherited colour blindness are on the X chromosome. Males only have one X chromosome, while females have two X chromosomes. Colour blindness can be caused by physical or chemical damage to the eye, the optic nerve, or parts of the brain that process colour information. Colour vision can also decline with age, most often because of cataract - a clouding and yellowing of the eye’s lens.