red-green colour blindness


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Related to red-green colour blindness: deuteranopia, deuteranope, colour blindness
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Noun1.red-green colour blindness - confusion of red and green
dichromacy, dichromasy, dichromatism, dichromatopsia, dichromia - a deficiency of color vision in which the person can match any given hue by mixing only two other wavelengths of light (as opposed to the three wavelengths needed by people with normal color vision)
Daltonism, deuteranopia, green-blindness - dichromacy characterized by a lowered sensitivity to green light resulting in an inability to distinguish green and purplish-red
protanopia, red-blindness - dichromacy characterized by lowered sensitivity to long wavelengths of light resulting in an inability to distinguish red and purplish blue
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(14.) Chia A, Gazzard G, Tong L et al: Red-green colour blindness in Singaporean children.
The glasses only work for red-green colour blindness. This is the most common form and although rare in women, it affects up to 8 percent of men.
Colour blindness is surprisingly common among men, with most having difficulty telling the difference between shades of red and green - so-called red-green colour blindness, a condition that affects one in 12 men.