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Diagnosing Color-Blindness

Posted by medliorator on December 29, 2007

the most popular method involves the Ishihara Color Test [which uses] dots of different sizes and colors that form a number that is visible only to people who are not colorblind.


the gene for the red and green receptors are on the X chromosome, [and is repsonsible for] the most common form of colorblindness with up to 10% of males having this disability. There other forms of colorblindness like blue-yellow colorblindness, but this has autosomal inheritance and is less common.

How To Assess Colorblindness [Scrub Notes]


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