Ishihara’s Test for Color Deficiency (Color Blindness)

Ishihara’s Test for Color Deficiency (Color Blindness)

patient education

Dr Shinobu Ishihara from Japan introduced the most popularly known color blindness test in 1917. The test is a color perception test for red-green color deficiencies. It consists of a set of colored dotted plates (PseudoIsochromatic Plate or PIP), each of which shows certain numbers or patterns such as random lines.

Color blindness: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Types

Color blindness: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Types

patient education

Color blindness is a condition in which a person is unable to differentiate between colors. Color blindness is not a form of complete blindness instead it is a deficiency which doesn’t allow a person to see certain specific colors such as yellow and blue or red and green.