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Impact of congenital colour vision defects on occupation
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    Screening for colour vision defects needs to be effective

    Dear Editor,

    The conclusion to our study[1] was that there is little to be gained by continuing the current screening of school children at 11 years for colour vision defects. In his response, Dr Henderson agrees that the current screening does not take into account the variability of both the genotype and phenotype of the condition and that advising all affected children similarly is overly simplistic and ineffe...

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    Screening for colour vision defects is important

    Dear Editor,

    Cumberland, Rahi, and Peckham[1] argue that there is little to be gained by continuing with existing school screening programmes for colour vision defects (CVD) whose primary purpose is to advise affected children against certain careers.

    I agree that current blanket bans on those with CVD fail to take account of variability of both the genotype and phenotype of the condition.[2] Screening p...

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