Dylan TaylorFollow

Publication Date

Fall 12-3-2020


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


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.