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Colorblindness: Introduction

Colorblindness: Colorblindness refers to having a deficiency in seeing colors normally. See detailed information below for a list of 30 causes of Colorblindness, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Colorblindness:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Colorblindness. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Colorblindness

Home medical tests possibly related to Colorblindness:

Causes of Types of Colorblindness:

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Colorblindness: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Colorblindness, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Colorblindness Treatments

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Colorblindness: Animations

Medications or substances causing Colorblindness:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Colorblindness as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Colorblindness: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Colorblindness may include these symptoms:

Colorblindness: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

Other ways to find a doctor, or use doctor, physician and specialist online research services:

Colorblindness: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Colorblindness listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Colorblindness as a symptom include:

Definitions of Colorblindness:

Defects of color vision are mainly hereditary traits but can be secondary to acquired or developmental abnormalities in the CONES (RETINA). Severity of hereditary defects of color vision depends on the degree of mutation of the OPSIN genes (on X CHROMOSOME and CHROMOSOME 3, HUMAN) that code the photopigments for red, green and blue.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Genetic inability to distinguish differences in hue
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Partial or total inability to distinguish one or more chromatic colors.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Colorblindness

The list below shows some of the causes of Colorblindness mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Colorblindness?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Colorblindness. Of the 30 causes of Colorblindness that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 30 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Colorblindness:

The following list of conditions have 'Colorblindness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Colorblindness:

The following list of medical conditions have Colorblindness or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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What are the alternative names for Colorblindness:

Color vision impairment, Dyschromatopsia, Colour vision impairment, Achromatism
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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Medical News summaries about Colorblindness

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