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Red-green color blindness

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Red-green color blindness

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  1. Red-green color blindness By: Matthew Gardner & Eric Seppala

  2. Inheritance • Sex-linked • Recessive

  3. Pedigree

  4. Punnette Squares

  5. Prevalence • 8% in male • .5% in female • Pingelapese islands = 10 % total color blindness

  6. Diagnosis • Eye clinics • Uses series of pictures • Pictures = colored spots •  = 74

  7. Treatments • Generally no treatments • Colored lenses and contacts might help

  8. Symptoms • Difficulty in telling apart red/green, red/blue, blue/green

  9. Everyday life • Normal • Until reading red/green signs or traffic lights

  10. Coping w/ color blindness! University of illinois medical center (http://uim.discoveryhospital.com/) American academy of ophthalmology (http://www.aao.org/) National Eye Institute (http://www.net.nih.gov/ )

  11. Life expectancy • NORMAL!!! • About 77 and a half years (in the U.S.)

  12. Chances of cures • Slim to no chance of there being cures. • Currently NO cures exist

  13. Proteins • Proteins affected = OPN1LW and OPN1MW. • These cause red/green color defects. • Leads to absences of L or M cones in the eyes.

  14. Fun Facts!

  15. Bibliography • (http://uim.discoveryhospital.com/) • (http://www.aao.org/) • (http://www.net.nih.gov/ )