Factors That Cause Color Blindness Abnormalities Of Offspring?
I am color blind but why my parents and my sister are not color blind or not my color blindness is not genetic. And if it’s not genetic, what can be treated
Hello Bimo, thank you for asking.
Color blindness is a condition in which photoreceptor cells (cells that function to receive light) on the retina, partially or completely damaged. Color blindness can be partial (only in certain colors) and can also be total (regarding all colors except black and white). Some people experience color blindness due to genetic factors. Some experienced it due to non-genetic disease factors.
Color blindness due to genetic factors, related to the X chromosome. Color blinded genes only exist on the X chromosome. Men are more easily color blind than women, because they only have 1 X chromosome. , then automatically he will experience color blindness.
Women have 2 X chromosomes. Therefore, if only 1 X chromosome has a color blind gene, the woman does not experience color blindness. However, these women can decrease the color blindness gene in their children. A woman is color blind, if her father is color blind and her mother is color blind or her mother is a carrier of the color blind gene.
Whereas men are color blind, if their mother is color blind or a gene carrier is color blind, regardless of whether his father is color blind or not.
To find out whether your color blindness is caused by genetic factors or not, then you should undergo an eye examination by an eye specialist. If the doctor does not find the disease that causes, then chances are you are genetic color blind. Some diseases that might cause color blindness are:
Diabetes mellitus is not controlled.
Retinal vein occlusion.
It may or may not be cured, depending on the underlying cause and condition of your retina.
That is my explanation. Hope it can be useful. Regards.