Color Blindness The Facts

If you have color blindness, you are able to see the colors but find it quite difficult to distinguish between some colors. Also, not everyone who has experienced color blindness has trouble seeing similar colors.  Some may not be able to distinguish between yellows from blues while others have a problem differentiating between greens and reds. Very few people suffer from a condition known as monochromatism where you can only see in Black and White.

Causes of color blindness

Color blindness is inherited and is caused by abnormal photo-pigments.  Within the retina, in cone-shaped cells, you can find the color-detecting molecules. These cone-shaped cells are known as cone cells.  In the human body, several genes are required to

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