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Color Blindness Diagnosis Van Wert OH

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Van WERT Vision Ctr
(419) 238-9244
215 N Market St
Van Wert, OH
 
Cole Vision Corporation
(419) 238-5543
793 Fox Rd
Van Wert, OH
Services
Optometrist

MarkA. Bidlack,O.D.
(419) 238-9244
Van Wert Vision, Ltd.,215 N. Market St.
Van Wert, OH
 
Miller & Miller
(419) 238-9412
321 W Main St
Van Wert, OH
 
Van Wert Vision
Dr. Darren Karcher
(419) 238-9244
1183 Westwood Dr.
Van Wert, OH
 
Miller Vision Center
Dr. Dennis Miller
(419) 238-5503
321 W. Main St.
Van Wert, OH
 
Van Wert Vision Llc
(419) 238-9244
215 N Market St
Van Wert, OH
Services
Optometrist

Miller Optometric
(419) 238-9412
321 W Main St
Van Wert, OH
 
Milena Stekly OD
(419) 232-6004
793 Fox Rd
Van Wert, OH
 
Van WERT Vision Ctr
(419) 238-9244
1183 Westwood Dr
Van Wert, OH
 

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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