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Mymensingh Med J. 2013 Oct;22(4):661-4.

Prevalence of colour blindness among the first year medical & dental students of Mymensingh Medical College, Bangladesh.

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  • 1Dr Md Ismail Hossain, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to detect the etiology, type and prevalence of colour blindness & to create awareness among the blind personnel. A survey of colour blindness among 239 ( male-87 & female-152) Medical and Dental first year students during their medical checkup before admission into Mymensingh Medical College in the session of 2012-2013 was done. Among them 8(male-7, female-1) were colour blind and prevalence was 3.35 % with a marked male predominance (male 8.04%, female 0.66 %). In view of the potential difficulties faced by such personnel in clinical works, detection during medical admission allowed appropriate counseling regarding subject selection for their future carrier.

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