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Poor Color Vision

Poor Color Vision Causes

Poor color vision may be attributed to the following causes: diseases, such as glaucoma, diabetes, leukemia, or Alzheimer's disease; exposure to potent chemicals; and certain medications, like those for high blood pressure. Poor color vision may also be an inherited disorder or a natural part of aging.

Poor Color Vision Definition

Poor color vision is a condition wherein the person afflicted is unable to distinguish among certain shades of color, more commonly shades of red and green, caused by the lack of one or more light-sensitive chemicals in the color-sensitive cells at the back of the retina.

Poor Color Vision Diagnosis

This condition may be diagnosed through multicolored dot-pattern tests, which provide an accurate assessment of color vision deficiencies. A person with poor color vision will find it difficult to see the numbers and shapes from within the dot patterns.

Poor Color Vision Symptoms and Signs

The only symptom of this condition is the inability to distinguish among certain shades of color.

Poor Color Vision Treatment

There is no known treatment which can correct inherited color vision deficiencies. If it is found to be associated with other eye diseases, the treatment of such eye disease may help improve the color vision.

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