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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.


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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