Color vision deficiency is a term used to describe various acquired or hereditary color vision problems. The inherited form is the most common deficiency. It can affect both eyes, and it does not worsen over time. This color vision deficiency is more common in males than females.
Color vision deficiencies can be partial (affecting just a few colors) or complete (affecting all colors). It is rare to have complete color vision deficiency (also known as color blindness).
Often, individuals have a deficiency with one of three photosensitive pigments in the eye; red, green, or blue. Trichromats are people who have normal color vision. Anomalous trichromats, the most common type of color vision deficiency, refer to people with a deficiency in one of the pigments. A dichromat has a complete absence of one cone pigment.
Color vision deficiencies are most commonly seen in those who have difficulty distinguishing between greens and reds or blues. Color vision deficiencies are not curable. Associating colors with certain objects can be taught to those with mild color vision deficiencies. In some cases, color vision deficiency can affect child development and career choice, which is why early detection is critical.
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