Color Blindness

Color blindness is not a form of blindness at all, but a deficiency in the way you see color. If you are colorblind you have difficulty distinguishing certain colors. Color blindness is very common more than 3 million cases per year in the United States. More men than women are affected. Red and green is the most common followed by blue and yellow. A complete absence of color vision total color blindness is very rare.


Why it happens:

  • Certain eye diseases can lead to color blindness.
  • Color blindness can occur in people with leukemia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell anemia or alcohol use disorder.
  • Medication-certain drugs have color blindness as a side effect.
  • Drugs that treat heart disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Nervous ailments
  • Emotional disorders
  • Working around chemicals like fertilizers and solvents
  • Sometimes color blindness can be caused by physical or chemical damage to the eye, the optic nerve or parts of the brain that process color information.
  • The condition is often inherited from the mother to the son on the X chromosome.



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