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Michael David Griess
(402) 462-9009
715 N Kansas
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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John C Welch
(402) 461-4611
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Paul James Dietze
(402) 462-9009
715 N Kansas
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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KristiL. Stephenson,O.D.
(402) 462-9009
Eyecare Specialists,715 N. Kansas Ave., Ste. 300
Hastings, NE
 
RichardJ. Arneson,O.D.
(402) 462-8816
Hastings Vision Clinic, P.C.,2119 West 12th Street
Hastings, NE
 
Harry Nicholas Vondrak
(402) 462-9191
1414 W 12th St
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Gerald Francis Geiger
(402) 462-9009
715 N Kansas
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Crone Optical Co
(402) 463-7410
229 N Lincoln Ave
Hastings, NE
 
NathanielA. Bolen,O.D.
Hastings Vision Clinic,2119 W 12th St
Hastings, NE
 
Gerald Henderson OD
2Nd Street Vision Ctr
(402) 463-4569
3001 W 12Th St # 16
Hastings, NE
 
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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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