Color Blindness Diagnosis Georgetown SC

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Carole M Young
(843) 546-8421
1200 Highmarket St
Georgetown, SC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Gerald R Tiller
(843) 546-8421
1200 Highmarket St
Georgetown, SC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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HoytMcmillan Housand,O.D.
(843) 527-2682
Georgetown Optical & Vision Ctr,1175 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
 
Georgetown Optical
(803) 527-2682
1175 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
Services
Optometrist

WalterA. Mayo,O.D.
(843) 650-0140
Coastal Eye Group,400 Marina Drive
Georgetown, SC
 
Richard E DeChamplain
(843) 546-8421
1200 Highmarket St
Georgetown, SC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John R Hazelton
(843) 652-3939
4055 Hwy. 17 South
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Wal-mart Stores Inc
(803) 546-2695
1310 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
Services
Optometrist

Vaught Eye Assoc
(843) 436-2020
915 N Fraser St
Georgetown, SC
 
Richard De Champlain MD
Carolinas Centers For Sight
(843) 546-8421
400 Marina Dr
Georgetown, SC
 
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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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