Colour Blindness Month. | Living with Colour Vision Deficiency

Colour blind people face many difficulties in everyday life which normally sighted people are just not aware of. Problems can arise in even the most simple of activities including choosing and preparing food, gardening, sport, driving a car and selecting clothing. Colour blind people can also find themselves in trouble because they haven’t been

Colour Blindness Month. | Diagnosis & Treatment

Colour blindness can be difficult to detect, particularly in children with inherited colour vision deficiency as they may be unaware that they have any problems with their colour vision. A child with a severe condition such as deuteranopia may seemingly be able to accurately identify colours which they can’t see (e.g. red) because they

Colour Blindness Month. | Acquired Colour Vision Defects (not inherited)

Chronic illnesses which can lead to colour blindness include Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, leukaemia, liver disease, chronic alcoholism, macular degeneration, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, sickle cell anaemia and retinitis pigmentosa. Accidents or strokes that damage the retina or affect particular areas of the brain/eye can lead to colour blindness. Medications such as antibiotics,

Colour Blindness Month. | What is colour blindness?

Colour (color) blindness (colour vision deficiency, or CVD) affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world. Men are more prone to colour blindness. There are different causes of colour blindness. For the vast majority of people with deficient colour vision the condition is genetic and has been