Color Blindness Diagnosis Poplar Bluff MO

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Robert Porter Smith
(573) 686-4800
2210 Barron Rd
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Panagiotis Paulus
(573) 686-4800
2210 Barron Rd
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Maqbool Ahmad MD Ltd
(573) 686-5866
2511 N Westwood Blvd
Poplar Bluff, MO
Services
Optometrist

Wal-mart Stores East Lp
(573) 686-6539
333 S Westwood Blvd
Poplar Bluff, MO
Services
Optometrist

Troy L Bell PC
(573) 785-5500
2751 N Westwood Blvd
Poplar Bluff, MO
 
Bradley J Stuckenschneider
(573) 686-5579
679 Physicians Park
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialty
Ophthalmology

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Kneibert Clinic Llc
(573) 778-7190
686 Lester St
Poplar Bluff, MO
Services
Optometrist

Kies Eye Center
(573) 785-4024
847 Vine St
Poplar Bluff, MO
Services
Optometrist

David Westrich MD
Eye Care Specialist
(573) 686-5579
679 Physicians Park Dr
Poplar Bluff, MO
 
Troy L Bell Od
(573) 785-5500
2751 N Westwood Blvd
Poplar Bluff, MO
 
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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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