Relative prevalence of color vision deficiency among Iranian female high school students

International Journal of Ophthalmology

Volume 7 - Number

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Color blindness is a common disorder in human. Congenital color blindness is a trait of X-linked recessive inheritance. In our study, one thousand and six hundred female students were selected by randomized group sampling and tested by "Ishihara pseudoisochromatic plates". Among this(0.63%) showed color vision deficiency; among these cases six girls (0.38%) had deuteranomaly and 4 girls (0.25%) had protanomaly.