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    An_189973 posted:
    have a HUGE QUESTION!!!!!!!! do you know about color blindness and if u do is it life- threatening?? I am doing a Research Paper at school and thought you could help me. I have more questions but I just wanted to know if you knew anything.
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    Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Dear Anon_126288,

    Here's an article on Color Blindness that may help. Look to the left side for links to more information. There's even one that will help you cite your sources.

    Good luck,

    Wendy12345678 responded:
    my son and father are color blind. There is no danger at all. It is genetic especially among the men of a family, hence gradfather to grandson. There are different ranges for color vision and some people can be mildly color blind, and other much more, my family is the much more catagory. They can not see the difference among a few colors like purple, blue, green, yellow, and orange. They can not read things of these colors written inside any of these other colors, unless it is outlines in black. They do see different, but many see better. In my dads day color blind men where recruited to the military as sharp shoots because there vision is good and they are not going to miss someone becuase of fatigues. They see tones instead of colors so when a colors tones are similar they can't distinguish them. Doesn't hinder my son in anyway expect having to get help finding the right crayon in school. They never see colors, its life long, so they don't know the difference. Hope that helps, but I have lots of basic info, since I grew up with one, and raise atleast one (waiting to see if my other boys are color blind).
    qwertyuioopp replied to Wendy12345678's response:
    thanks both of you!!!!!!!! that did help but I have ONE more question...... do you guys know anything about how color blindness is transmitted? Is it through Meiosis? Or is it Mitosis?
    thanks again!!

    half- confused
    Wendy12345678 replied to qwertyuioopp's response:
    All I know is that color vision issues are rare in women. I can see colors but my son can't because of the gene from my father. If my son has boys its more than likely they will be color blind, so on and so forth.
    qwertyuioopp replied to Wendy12345678's response:
    wow thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
    all of this is helping me sooo much!!!
    and i found out the process. the process varys so much so that their are 3 ways:
    2)autosomal dominant pattern
    3)autosomal recessive pattern
    ONE MORE: haha:

    i just want to know if it could be fatal? i am reading this book and the lady who wrote it said that her husband died from the side effects of his medicine.

    ~ confused
    do u think it would just be medicine that does it?
    Wendy12345678 replied to qwertyuioopp's response:
    never even heard of medicine. I do not believe it is a medicated condition. Its not like they can ever see color, they just see tones from the time of birth on. My son is very color blind and its just an adjustment, not something we have to visit doctors for. Get a note of diagnosis from the doctor for school and thats it. I was asked if I would like my son listed as having a disability in school because there was a potential for him to have a harder time, but I never found it necessary. I just told the teacher a color by numbers and what not may not be real accurate with him, so not to grade him down. He found ways around it, in kindergarten he just asked the other kids at the table to help him find the colors he needed, and now that he's getting older he doesn't do much coloring. The only way I can even consider color vision issues doing any damage is what my dad complains of, traffic lights. They are colored lights, so when learning to drive they have to learn where the light is in related to stop and go, not red and green. Its really not a big deal, but I'm not a doctor. My son can't see colors well but he see's better than I do in general. Never had medicine, and didn't know until he was about to start school. And the only reason I had him checked then was because my dad is that way. We just know the boys in our family will never be electricians because they can't see the colored wire!
    qwertyuioopp replied to Wendy12345678's response:
    haha... at least you know one of their future jobs that they can't do. okay then thanks! you have been very helpful to me in helping me understand. Plus the only reason that i became a member on Web MD was so that i could ask people for help on questions! haha. well thanks again!!

    ~not confused (ANYMORE!)

    P.S. mabye i might have another question and post another question out their! haha who knows...

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