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Vitamin A deficiency and Color blindness?

Commented on July 21, 2011
Created July 19, 2011 at 6:10 PM

I follow Mayim Bialik (aka "Blossom" or "Amy Farrah Fowler" from Big bang theory) on Facebook. She's a vocal vegan and natural parenting advocate. Today she posted something about her son's Color Blindness and I was wondering for the sciency people if there's anything inherently epigenetic about colorblindness. I know it runs in families but is there something else to it? With further internet sleuthing I found an article from the 1940's in Time about the Air Force helping color blind boys improve their color vision (about 25% of them in the study) by supplementing vitamin A and some eye exercises, stimulation. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,802584,00.html

Meanwhile... More Cod Liver Oil and Pate', Please!

B0454de6d4f4cdd9ca2e59021dc105bf

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on July 21, 2011
at 02:29 PM

Thanks for the tip, Patrik. I'll be sure to go for a less conventional source of info next time.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on July 20, 2011
at 05:25 AM

WebMD as a source is about as conventional as it gets. I don't know whether or not color-blindness can be treated or not -- but would never reference WebMD for any bit of wisdom.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

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on July 20, 2011
at 05:25 AM

I wonder what was happening with that treatment in 1943. It was a government funded study and they were getting boys to pass the color exam enough to join the armed forces. It must have worked some how. interesting...

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

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on July 19, 2011
at 10:28 PM

Her kids are vegan too. >>

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on July 19, 2011
at 08:39 PM

Auw I love her... But she's a vegan? That's too bad >_>

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B0454de6d4f4cdd9ca2e59021dc105bf

on July 20, 2011
at 04:16 AM

WebMD states in their page on color blindness treatment that "There is no medical treatment for color blindness that is inherited." ...which sucks as there are two people in my family who are red-green colour blind.

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on July 20, 2011
at 05:25 AM

WebMD as a source is about as conventional as it gets. I don't know whether or not color-blindness can be treated or not -- but would never reference WebMD for any bit of wisdom.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on July 20, 2011
at 05:25 AM

I wonder what was happening with that treatment in 1943. It was a government funded study and they were getting boys to pass the color exam enough to join the armed forces. It must have worked some how. interesting...

B0454de6d4f4cdd9ca2e59021dc105bf

(606)

on July 21, 2011
at 02:29 PM

Thanks for the tip, Patrik. I'll be sure to go for a less conventional source of info next time.

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