School of Health Sciences
Biology: Biomedical Sciences; Biology: Pre-Med
Color Blindness, Colorblindness, Deuteranomaly, Protanomaly, Protanopia, Deuteranopia, Tritanopia, Tritanomaly, Achromatopsia, Enchroma, Ishihara, Plate Test, Dylan, Taylor, Colorblind, Genetics, Light, Optics, Photopsin, OPN1SW, OPN1MW, OPN1LW, Cones, Honors, Thesis, Liberty, University, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow, Total Color Blindness
Eye Diseases | Genetic Phenomena | Genetic Processes | Genetic Structures | Medical Genetics | Ophthalmology
Taylor, Dylan, "Causes of Color Blindness: Function and Failure of the Genes that Detect Color" (2020). Senior Honors Theses. 1027.
Color blindness affects nearly 10% of the entire population, with multiple types of color blindness from various genetic mutations. In the following sections, the nature of light and how the human eye perceives light will be discussed. Afterward, the major forms of color blindness and their genetic causes will be considered. Once these genetic causes have been established, the current method for diagnosing color blindness will be investigated, followed by a discussion of the current treatments available to those with color blindness. Finally, a brief discussion will address possible future work for color blindness with the hope of finding better treatments and a future prevention.