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What are cones in our eyes?

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Cones control your color vision. There are several kinds of pigments present in three types of cone cells. Some react to short-wavelength light, others react to medium wavelengths, and others react to higher wavelengths.

From: What Is Color Blindness? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 9/18/2017

SOURCES:

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: "Color Blindness."

American Academy of Ophthalmology, geteyesmart.org: "What is Color Blindness?"

NIH National Eye Institute: "Facts About Color Blindness."

NDT Resource Center: "Frequency and Pitch."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

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SOURCES:

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: "Color Blindness."

American Academy of Ophthalmology, geteyesmart.org: "What is Color Blindness?"

NIH National Eye Institute: "Facts About Color Blindness."

NDT Resource Center: "Frequency and Pitch."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 18, 2017

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