Color Blindness Diagnosis Kailua Kona HI

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Robert Preston Young
(808) 329-2010
75-167 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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WallaceM. Kojima,O.D.
(808) 331-8081
Wally Kojima, O.D.,73-5600 Maiau Street
Kailua-Kona, HI
 
Susan H Senft MD
(808) 329-3937
75-1028 Henry St Ste 200
Kailua Kona, HI
Services
Optometrist

TimothyE. Kale,O.D.
(808) 326-7941
75-1015 Henry St
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Eyewear Hawaii Inc
(808) 329-9308
75-167 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
Services
Optometrist

Susan Heidi Senft
(808) 329-3937
75-1028 Henry St
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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JayK. Honda,O.D.
(808) 329-3535
75-166 Kalani St Suite 102
Kailua-Kona, HI
 
Luis Perez MD
Eye Center Of Hawaii
(808) 887-6046
75-167 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
 
Susan Senft MD
Island Eye Care
(808) 329-3937
75-1028 Henry St # 200
Kailua Kona, HI
 
JulieI. Honda,O.D.
(808) 329-3535
Jay K. Honda, O.D.,75-166 Kalani St Suite 102
Kailua Kona, HI
 
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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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