Color blindness is a genetic defect in the cells, which are responsible for capturing colors in the retina. Color blindness is ranging from severe to moderate but does not affect visual acuity.
- Inability to distinguish between the colors and their brightness.
- Inability to differentiate between colors and color shads especially red green, blue, and yellow.
- Congenital color blindness is genetic
- Acquired color blindness occurs due to diseases in retina or optic nerve.
Simple test performs if there is:
- Problem in color vision.
- Suspected damage in retina.
- Inability to distinguish colors.
- A genetic history.
- There is no cure for congenital color blindness, but there is a special type of lenses may help distinguishing between colors.
- Color blindness may be improved by treating the cause.