Color Blindness Diagnosis Mount Vernon WA

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Armin A a Mohr
(360) 428-2020
1805 E Division St
Mount Vernon, WA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Linda R Brown
(360) 293-2020
1213 24th St
Anacortes, WA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Terry J Lee
(360) 240-2020
231 Se Barrington Dr
Oak Harbor, WA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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TodW. Jones,O.D.
(360) 424-4181
Mt. Vernon Vision Source,102 N 15th St
Mt Vernon, WA
 
Wal-mart Stores Inc
(360) 248-5033
2021 Market St
Mount Vernon, WA
Services
Optometrist

Nannette E Crowell
(360) 416-6735
2131 Hospital Dr
Sedro Woolley, WA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kenneth R Ellis
(360) 293-2020
1213 24th St
Anacortes, WA
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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NeilS. Eberhardt,O.D.
1427 N Laventure Rd
Mt Vernon, WA
 
Dahl Jon M Od
(360) 428-6464
1400 E Kincaid St
Mount Vernon, WA
 
North Cascade Eye Associates Ps
(360) 416-6735
2100 Little Mountain Ln
Mount Vernon, WA
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Optometrist

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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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