Color Blindness Diagnosis Crossville TN

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Michael Stewart Galloway
(931) 484-3344
57 Fairfield Blvd
Crossville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Larry E Patterson
(931) 456-2728
15 Iris Ln
Crossville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(931) 484-5109
2542 N Main St
Crossville, TN
Services
Optometrist

Lori M Boyd, O.d.
(931) 484-4861
645 S. Main, Ste 102
Crossville, TN
Services
Optometrist

Bob Turney OD
Turney & Boyd
(931) 484-4861
645 S Main St # 102
Crossville, TN
 
David Williamss Litchford
(931) 484-9547
33 W Adams St
Crossville, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Drs Turney & Boyd Optometry PLLC
(931) 484-4861
645 S Main St Ste 102
Crossville, TN
Services
Optometrist

BrianB. Dubes,O.D.
(931) 484-6546
2542 North Main Street,Suite 1
Crossville, TN
 
Cumberland Optical Dispensary Inc
(931) 484-9547
33 W Adams St
Crossville, TN
Services
Optometrist

Larry E. Patterson, M.D.
931-456-2728 or 800-766-2728
15 Iris Lane
Crossville, TN
Services
LASIK, PRK, CK (Conductive Keratoplasty), RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange), cataract surgery, routine eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, diabetic eye exams, glaucoma eye exams, optical shop, name brand and budget frames

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Color Blindness Diagnoses and Treatments

Colorblindness is a deficiency in the way colors are seen. With this vision problem, a person has difficulty distinguishing between certain colors, such as red and green or blue and yellow. Red-green color deficiency is by far the most common form of color blindness; less common is the blue-yellow deficiency. It is extremely rare to not be able to distinguish any color at all-this disease is called achromatopsia and usually accompanies other serious eye problems.

The cone cells of the retina are responsible for allowing us to see color. Each cone contains a specific pigment-either red, green, or blue. Color blindness occurs when one of those color pigments is missing or defective. The deficiency may be partial (affecting only some shades of a color) or complete (affecting all shades of the color). Color blindness sometimes occurs after a person is born. Some other diseases that can lead to color blindness include retinis pigmentosa, optic neuropathy, Alzheimer's, diabetes, glaucoma, leukemia, liver disease, alcoholism, age related macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and sickle cell anemia. Injuries or strokes that damage the retina, optic nerve, or particular areas of the brain can also lead to color blindness. Some medications, such as certain antibiotics, barbituates, anit-tuberculosis drugs, high blood pressure meds, and several medications used to treat autoimmune and psychiatric problems, can cause color vision changes as well.

Symptoms You May Experience:
Certain colors may appear gray, or two colors that appear different to normal people may appear similar to a person with color blindness. People who are born with color vision problems may not notice the difficulty that they have in distinguishing certain colors when they are young...

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