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Color Blindness

Alternate Names : Dyschromatopsia, Achromatopsia, Color Vision Deficiency

Color Blindness | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

There are no known medical, surgical, or nutritional treatments available for color blindness. Individuals with dyschromatopsia can see the difference between bright red and green as in traffic lights. However, this could be risky if the person drives or operates heavy machinery. Proper precautions should be taken.

Adaptive equipment and techniques can be used to provide cues to the person with color blindness. Wearing dark lens glasses can sometimes help individuals with achromatopsia.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

There are no side effects to the adaptive equipment and techniques used to help a person with color blindness.

What happens after treatment for the condition?

Color blindness is a lifelong condition.

How is the condition monitored?

Color blindness is monitored through regular eye exams and visits to the healthcare provider. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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Author: William Stevens, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 08/06/01

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