Is Color Blindness A Hereditary Disease?
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Color blindness is one eye disease that has been proven to be inherited from family members who have experienced it or who only carry color-blinded genes, including from grandparents. Genetically, the gene for this color is found in a structure called the X chromosome. The X chromosome itself only has one fruit in men and two in women, therefore color blindness is generally more common in men than women. because in women it takes two X chromosomes that have color-blinded genes to cause this keliannan. If a woman has only one X chromosome with a color blind gene in her body, then this woman has the possibility to pass the X chromosome with that color blind gene to her child in the future, so that even if the mother does not experience color blindness, her son may just experienced color blindness.
Although in general color blindness is often caused due to hereditary disease (disease since birth), this color blindness can also be caused by other things such as:
Damage to the retina of the eye or the nerve of the eye Injury to the eyes Side effects of certain drugs on the eye nerve Vascular diseases and several other diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes (diabetes), Parkinson's disease, etc. Regarding whether this condition can be cured or not , this depends on the main cause of the color blindness. If it can be proven through genetic testing that the color blindness that you have suffered is a congenital disease from birth, then there is no any therapy that can cure it. This condition can only be helped by the use of special glasses or contact lenses but this is only temporary.
However, if you do indeed suffer from color blindness caused by something other than hereditary / congenital, then generally the disease can be cured by eliminating the cause of the disorder. However, whether the color blindness will disappear completely or not, it also returns to how severe the damage condition has been caused by the cause of the abnormalities for the color.
Therefore, you should consult further with your eye specialist to ascertain your condition, whether it can be cured or not.
I hope this helps.