Color Blindness Diagnosis Grand Forks ND

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Ronald J Brockman
(701) 780-6000
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Gary L Karlstad
(701) 775-3151
3035 Demers Ave
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Valley Vision Clinic
(701) 775-3135
2200 S Washington St
Grand Forks, ND
 
MelissaL. Johnsen,O.D.
(701) 795-1441
Melissa L. Johnsen, O.D.,2800 Colombia Road, Spc 126
Grand Forks, ND
 
Vista Acquisition Llc
(701) 746-8354
3551 32nd Ave S Ste 100
Grand Forks, ND
Services
Optometrist

Norman T Byers
(701) 780-6000
1000 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Vision Systems
(701) 738-2630
2200 S 29th St
Grand Forks, ND
 
KariE. Torkelson,O.D.
(701) 746-6745
Lifetime Vision Center,2900 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND
 
Melissa L Johnsen OD
(701) 795-1441
2800 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
 
Lifetime Vision Ctr
(701) 746-6745
2900 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
 
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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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