The World Health Organization, W.H.O. defines health as the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being of an individual, and not merely the absence of disease. This takes in to account all characteristics acquired at birth as well as those acquired on earth. There are some people with disorders that were acquired from birth. These are called genetic disorders. A number of these disorders may not have any substantial effect on the individual throughout his or her lifetime. However, some genetic disorders like sickle cell anemia, and colour blindness are problematic. In this article, I will be talking about colour blindness.
Colour blindness is a genetic condition in which an individual lacks the ability to perceive colours appropriately. It is very common in men however, research has show that it occurs in females too but on rare occasions.
There is no known cure for it, however, early detection can be of help to the patient. If detected early, it can be managed. Colour blindness usually affects the perception of blue and green colors. People suffering from it are not able to distinguish between blue and green objects and objects whose colours are in the ultraviolet range.
There is a simple test that one can take to know if he or she is suffering from this condition or not. It is more like a brain teaser, however, if you are not able to distinguish the colours in the pattern, there is a likelihood of you being colour blind.
Again, it is most common in men than women because it is borne on the Y chromosome. Take a look at the pattern below and see if you can tell which numbers are embedded in the circular patches.
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