Color Blindness

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Color Blindness

  1. 1. Color Blindness<br />by Lauren Brewer<br />http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2942107443_056523083a.jpg<br />
  2. 2. ColorBlindness<br />Color blindness is usually a genetic disorder but you may also become color blind by using the drug hydroxychloroquine. <br />Color blindness is the inability to see certain colors in the usual way.<br />This symptom varies throughout different people and is a life long disorder.<br />Color blindness occurs in about 1 and every 10 men and is rarely found in women.<br />It’s often associated with lazy eye, severe light sensitivity, and extremely poor vision.<br />
  3. 3. Achromatopsia<br />The most severe form of color blindness is called achromatopsia.<br />Achromatopsia is when a person cannot see any color at all.<br />People that have achromatopsia show complete absence of the cone cell.<br />http://www.macalester.edu/psychology/whathap/UBNRP/visionwebsite04/pictures/bilateral_achromatopsia.jpg<br />
  4. 4. Color Blindness<br />The most common type of color blindness is when you have trouble telling the difference between the colors reds and greens.<br />Sometimes its trouble seeing colors or having trouble telling the difference from one color to another.<br />Color blindness occurs when there is a disorder with the color-sensing material in some nerve cells, called cones, in the eye.<br />http://floridaeyecenter.com/Images/Cones.jpg<br />
  5. 5. Frustrations with color blindness<br />Sometimes its hard to get certain jobs whenever you are color blind.<br />When watching the weather its hard to tell the difference in colors on the TV screen.<br />When driving its hard to see the difference in street lights and caution lights.<br />Occasionally its hard to cook depending on what ingredients you’re using.<br />
  6. 6. Color Blindness<br />There are no treatments that have been found to cure color blindness.<br />There are things that can help such as specially tinted contacts that may help some people distinguish different shades.<br />
  7. 7. Color vision test<br />http://files.sharenator.com/testcolo_Color_Blindness_Test_Ultimate_Edition-s500x738-13802-580.jpg<br />
  8. 8. Resources<br />http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/aboutcb.asp<br />http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/color-blindness-treatment-overview<br />http://floridaeyecenter.com/Images/Cones.jpg<br />https://health.google.com/health/ref/Color+blindness<br />http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/color-blindness-symptoms<br />http://files.sharenator.com/testcolo_Color_Blindness_Test_Ultimate_Edition-s500x738-13802-580.jpg<br />http://www.macalester.edu/psychology/whathap/UBNRP/visionwebsite04/pictures/bilateral_achromatopsia.jpg<br />

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