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Impact of congenital colour vision deficiency

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 06 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:96

Congenital colour vision deficiency does cause problems

  1. Barry L Cole, professor emeritus (
  1. University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia

EDITOR—Cumberland et al did not find a significant association between colour vision deficiency and either educational attainment or the occurrence of personal injury.1 They conclude that normal colour vision is not a prerequisite for safe driving or working, saying that their findings challenge the rationale of population screening for colour vision deficiency.

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