Red-Green Color Blindness

Genetic Disorder Project
By: Rebecca Kelley, Victoria Dellova,
Kamalita Rajagopalan

Ishihara Plates-

Are used to test for red-green colorblindness

  • Our disorder is Red-Green color blindness.
  • 7% of men  and 0.4 % of women suffer from Red-Green colorblindness.
  • Red-Green color blindness is when a person is unable to see the difference between the colors red and green.
  • Red/green color blindness is a recessive disorder.
  • People test red/green color blindness using Ishihara Plates, there is no cure for Red-Green blindness but they have special lenses and glasses for it.
  • Not being able to tell the colors red and green apart is a symptom of red-green color blindness.  
  • Most of the affected individuals of Red-Green Color Blindness are males, females are carriers but are not usually affected by the color blindness. Male offspring of female carries half 50% chance of being color blind. Nobody knows what gene causes red-green color blindness.
  • Again, there is no known cure for Red-Green colorblindness, and some doctors recommended using color-corrective lenses or contact lenses.
  • It depends on if the offspring is male or female, it is more likely that you will pass it on to your male offspring if you have them and your female offspring will be carriers so their will be a 50% chance that the carriers will pass it on to their offspring.

Special lenses for red-green color blindness-

Since there is no cure they use special glasses and lenses for people with red-green color blindness.

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