Color blindness, also commonly known as a color vision problem, is a disease where the person is troubled or is not able to distinguish between red, green or blue or a mix of these colors.
- Inherited genetic defects
- Eye problems such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts or diabetic retinopathy
- Injury to the eye
- Side effects of certain medicines
- The person may be able to see some colors but not others
- The person may not be able to differentiate between certain reds and greens but can see the blue and yellows easily
- In rare cases, the person may only be able to see black, white and gray
- In case it worsens, and the person’s daily life is getting affected adversely, consult an Ophthalmologist at the earliest.
- The ophthalmologist may examine and suggest a few eye exams and tests
- In case color blindness is inherited color, in most cases, it cannot be treated.
- However, in some cases color blindness can be corrected by using colored contact lenses that may help to distinguish between different colors.
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