Color Blindness Cured by Head Injury, Man Claims - Ryan Jaslow

 – January 17, 2014  –– 

A man who says he’s been colorblind his whole life claims he can now see more colors than ever following a fall where he hit his head. “This is very implausible,” said Scott Brodie, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Brodie, who has no involvement in the man’s care, explained that in people who are colorblind since birth, the brain essentially calculates the distribution of color based on the amount of pigments, or absence of pigments, caused by genetic mutations.
-Dr. Scott Brodie, Professor, Ophthalmology, The Mount Sinai Hospital
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