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Study: Caucasian Boys Show Highest Prevalence of Color Blindness Among Preschoolers

The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has uncovered that Caucasian male children have the highest prevalence among four major ethnicities, with 1 in 20 testing color blind. Researchers also found that color blindness, or color vision deficiency, in boys is lowest in African-Americans, and confirmed that girls have a much lower prevalence of color blindness than boys. The study is being published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Read the full article online here: http://aaojournal.org/article/S0161-6420%2814%2900049-9/fulltext