Color Blindness Diagnosis Pell City AL

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Keith A Williamson
(256) 761-2447
1202 Ashland Highway
Talladega, AL
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Dr.Kenneth Pair
(205) 655-1335
5604 Ridgeview Drive
Trussville, AL
Gender
M
Speciality
Optometrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(205) 338-5318
165 Vaughan Ln
Pell City, AL
Services
Optometrist

JamesW. Bedsole,O.D.
(205) 884-2020
Wendell Bedsole, O.D.,P.O. Box 947
Pell City, AL
 
ShelleighMcVicker Buckingham,O.D.
(205) 640-3091
St. Clair Eye Care,2824 Moody Parkway
Moody, AL
 
Khalid Latif Khan
(256) 362-1590
216 Battle St E
Talladega, AL
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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James W Bedsole Inc
(205) 884-2020
1723 Cogswell Ave
Pell City, AL
Services
Optometrist

William E Hicks
(205) 338-7411
2811 Dr John Haynes Dr Ste 103
Pell City, AL
Services
Optometrist

WilliamE. Hicks,O.D.
(205) 338-7411
P.O. Box 766
Pell City, AL
 
Eye Care Associates Moody
(205) 640-2020
2603 Moody Pkwy
Moody, AL
 
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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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