Understanding Color Blindness Better | Shinagawa Blog

Understanding Color Blindness Better

At the rear of each of our eyes, in the retina, is a collection of specialized cells called rods and cones that play a key role in our vision. The rods, about 120 million of them and mostly along the outside of the retina, are our sensitive black and white vision receptors.

The cones, numbering about six million and located in the macula, or middle of the retina, pick up light that our brains interpret as red, green, and blue, elements of a spectrum of color.

Problems with the retina’s cone cells can result in color blindness that’s genetic, a result of disease, or part of certain age-related conditions. It’s rare in men, and even rarer for women.

Our Doctors See Through Their Patients’ Eyes

At Shinagawa, our eye care specialists and doctors have studied how patients experience their vision conditions. When they perform cataract and LASIK surgeries, they measure and treat refractive problems, issues with focusing images on the retina.

Addressing the retina itself, our ophthalmologists can help patients who were born colorblind, but also those who experience it as part of a progressive condition such as macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa. These conditions change the middle of the retina, which is how they affect color vision.

Our eye doctors are experts at helping patients adapt to color vision challenges.

Treatment for Color Blindness

Color blindness can affect a person’s work. For example, many colorblind people see red and green as a dim brown color, and electricians need to be able to tell red wires from green.

For people with color blindness, as with many vision conditions, adaptation is an important part of treatment since there is no current cure. Filtered lenses and other adjustment techniques help patients adapt to being colorblind.

Ophthalmologists at Shinagawa Understand and Treat Vision Challenges

Our team of expert eye doctors is here to understand how you see the world and help you see more clearly. From LASIK and refractive surgeries to diagnosis of less common eye conditions, our ophthalmologists at Shinagawa are ready to help you.

Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 7-368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 for inquiries, questions, and appointments or talk to our consultants via LiveChat here on our website.

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