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Color Blindness

Color Blindness

 

There are many kinds of color blindness as illustrated in this chart. Men are much more likely to be color blind than women.

 

Type of Vision Deficiency Percent of Males Percent of Females
Deuteranomaly

Difficulty distinguishing between greens, reds, oranges and yellows

Difficulty distinguishing between blue, violet, purple, lavender

Green looks black in low light

No abnormal dimming
4.9
0.38
Deuteranopia

Unable to distinguish red, orange, yellow and green

Unable to distinguish blue, violet, purple, lavender

No abnormal dimming

1.1
0.01
Protanomaly

Reds look darker than they are, may look black

Difficulty distinguishing red, orange, yellow and green

Difficulty distinguishing blue, violet, purple, lavender

Brightness of red, orange, yellow is quite reduced
1.0
0.02
Protanopia

Reds
look darker than they are, may look black

Unable to distinguish red, orange, yellow and green

Unable to distinguish blue, violet, purple, lavender

Brightness of red, orange, yellow is quite reduced
1.0
0.02
Tritanomaly

Difficulty distinguishing blues and yellows
~0
~0
Tritanopia

Unable to distinguish blues and yellows
0.002
0.001
Cone monochromatism

Total color blindness caused by a having only one cone type.
~0
~0
Rod monochromacy

Total color blindness caused by a having no cone cells.
0.003
0.002
Total
8.0
0.4

 

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