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Color Blindness Diagnosis Dickson TN

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Louis Ward Close
(615) 446-9988
112 Highway 70 E
Dickson, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Lori Weiss OD
Dickson Eye Health Ctr
(615) 446-8089
Po Box 340
Dickson, TN
 
Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(615) 441-1417
175 Beasley Dr
Dickson, TN
Services
Optometrist

DonaldG. Davisson,O.D.
(615) 441-3908
Donald G Davisson, OD,175 Beasley Drive
Dickson, TN
 
Dickson Optical PC
(615) 446-8089
110 Mathis Dr
Dickson, TN
Services
Optometrist

Daniel Joe McClure
(615) 740-8003
114 Hwy 70 East
Dickson, TN
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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DavidH. Faulks,O.D.
(615) 446-2020
610 Henslee Drive
Dickson, TN
 
Tidwell And Faulks Doctors
(615) 446-2020
610 Henslee Dr
Dickson, TN
Services
Optometrist

Donald Weiss OD
Dickson Eye Health Ctr
(615) 446-8089
Po Box 340
Dickson, TN
 
East Hickman Eyehealth Ctr
(931) 670-6383
5194 Highway 100
Lyles, TN
 
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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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