The Problem Of People Suffering From Color Blindness?
Hello, good morning. I want to ask about obstacles experienced by people who are color blind like:
Hello Felix, thank you for the question.
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The importance of a color blind test depends on the purpose of the test. Most people do color blindness tests when going to work or studying. Not all types of work and education have an interest in the test. Work and education that requires a person to recognize color (for example a driver, doctor, or graphic design), should not be done by people who are color blind, because it can affect work productivity and safety. If someone is not involved in work and education that requires accuracy in color recognition, then there is no obligation to do a color blind test.
You should still have to consult a general practitioner or eye doctor. Why is that? Because color blindness consists of many types. Not all color blind people can only see light and dark colors. Color blindness can be either total or partial. In partial color blindness will be divided again into several types. The doctor needs to do this interpretation by doing a direct examination of you. It is difficult to be able to ascertain the type of color blindness when purely relying on applications.
Actions depend on the cause of color blindness. Color blindness is generally a condition related to genes. Color-blinded genes are on the X chromosome, and are passed down from parents to their children. So if a man gets a color blind gene on the X chromosome from one of his parents, the man becomes color blind. While women need the presence of color blinded genes on both X chromosomes. That is why genetic color blindness is more experienced by men, because it only has one X chromosome. But there is also color blindness caused by diseases that affect the retina, not due to genetic X chromosomes. For example in macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, retinal artery blockage, glaucoma, or chronic diabetes mellitus. Depending on the severity of the disease, the doctor will determine what actions can still be taken to save the retina. Therefore, after you have done a color blind test, the ophthalmologist will generally carry out further examinations to ascertain the condition of the retina, especially if color blindness occurs not since birth and is accompanied by decreased ability to see. If color blindness is genetic, there are no visual impairments and color blindness symptoms have been experienced since birth. Currently there are special glasses that can help people who are color blind, but their use must be on the advice of a doctor.
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