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Question: the daltonisme

 archi - Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:31 am

i like to have informations about the daltonisme: if it is hereditaire, and if a daltonisme marry a normal woman what will it be the inconveniance to the children , will they be daltonisme too? and finally where the medicine is about this cases: any medicament or surgery ?
please it is urgent to know about this subject so i will be reconnaissante if i will have a reply...
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:43 am

User avatar Hello Archi,
Daltonism is the inability to perceive or distinguish certain colors, esp. red; also known as color blindness. It has various forms and degrees. So called from the chemist Dalton, who had this infirmity.
Daltonism is a genetic character which is carried in heredity on a recessive gene on the X gender chromosome.
Therefore women may be carriers of the deficiency and pass it to their sons.
A son to a dalton mother will definitely be dalton too, while son of a carrier mother may have a normal sight.

There is no treatment or cure for color blindness.

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