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Color Vision Defects (Color Blindness) Summary

Description: 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 ROD OPSINS genes (on X CHROMOSOME and CHROMOSOME 3) that code the photopigments for red, green and blue.

Also Known As: Color Blindness; Achromatopsia; Blindness, Color; Color Blindness, Red-Green; Red-Green Color Blindness Show All >>

Networked: 165 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 13 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Color Vision Defects

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor (CNTF) : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  2. Retinaldehyde (Retinal) : 4 studies in 48 results : IBA
  3. Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase (Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase) : 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  4. Antigens : 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  5. Ethambutol (Myambutol) : 1 study in 3 results : FDA 4 Generic
  6. Transferrin (beta 2 Transferrin) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  7. Oxygen : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  8. Haptoglobins : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  9. Factor IX (PTC) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 2 Generic
  10. sildenafil (Viagra) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 5
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Diseases Related to Color Vision Defects

  1. Photophobia (Light Sensitivity)
  2. Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  3. Prosopagnosia
  4. Hemoglobinopathies
  5. Atrophy
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Key Therapies for Color Vision Defects

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  1. Contact Lenses : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results
  2. Hydrophilic Contact Lenses (Hydrophilic Contact Lens) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Prosthodontics : 1 study in 1 result
  5. Lasers (Laser) : 5 results
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