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Symptoms Of Colorblindness

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Colorblindness is a disorder that results in a decrease in function of the mechanisms that allow the eye to see colors. These symptoms usually result from a mutation that interrupts the development of the retinal cones. Cones are photoreceptor cells that response best to bright light and serve to discriminate colors. There are three different types of cones each with different pigments blue, green and red (Deeb). Blue cones are able to absorb light with a short wavelength around 420nm; green cones are able to absorb light with a middle wavelength around 530nm, and red cones are able to absorb light with a long wavelength around 560nm (Deeb). Working together these cones are able to discriminate between the colors we see. The genes responsible
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