Prevalence of Color Vision Deficiency in Qazvin


Mohammad Khalaj 1 , * , Mozhgan Mohammadi 2 , Ameneh Barikani 3

1 Department of Ophthalmology , Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran

2 Gener al Physician , Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Andorra

3 Department of Community Medicine , Qazvin University of Medical Sciences , Qazvin, Iran

How to Cite: Khalaj M , Mohammadi M, Barikani A. Prevalence of Color Vision Deficiency in Qazvin, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2013 ; 16(1):e1767.


Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (1); 91-93
Published Online: January 21, 2013
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: May 13, 2013
Accepted: May 28, 2012


Background: Color vision deficiency (CVD) is an X chromosome-linked recessive autosomal dominant. Determine the prevalence of color blindness in Qazvin population.

Materials and Methods: In a cross sectional study color vision deficiency examined in 1853 individuals with age 10-25 years old who participated in private clinics and eye clinic of Bu-Ali hospital in Qazvin in 2010. The screening of color vision deficiency was performed using Ishihara test. Data were analyzed by SPSS-16 with χ2 test with p<0.05.

Results: Mean age of participant was 17.86±4.48 years. 59.5% of them were female. 3.49% of the total population had color vision deficiency that 0.93% and 2.56% were female and male respectively.

Conclusion: Color vision deficiency must be noticed by decision makers in health field for screen planning.


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