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Table 1 Common difficulties faced by CVD students in academic subjects

From: Subjects with colour vision deficiency in the community: what do primary care physicians need to know?

Subject Areas of difficulties
Art Unable to appreciate how colours are used
Use of wrong colours when painting
Chemistry Unable to read litmus paper accurately
Unable to tell the colours of different chemical solutions in quantitative analysis
May be unable to identify metals by colour of flame produced when a metal is burnt
Biology Unable to accurately read stained slides under microscope
May not be able to identify species of plants
May not be able to accurately carry out dissections
May have difficulty understanding coloured diagrams in textbooks
Physics Will have difficulty with coloured wiring and use of prisms
Maths Unable to read pie charts and graphs
  1. Data from Dutton F [13], Waggoner TL [14], Sullivan K [15], Albany-Ward K [16], Spalding JAB [17].