More than one year ago the team around Jay Neitz announced a breakthrough on gene therapy for color vision deficiency in monkeys. As monkeys vision comes quite close to our own vision, there is big hope to get this also working for people.
Some more recent news about a company specially built for genetic screenings for color blindness and a study on gene therapy for red-green color blindness also support the idea that there is hope for people suffering from color vision deficiency—or at least for our children, as a genetic treatment like this usually takes many many years to make its way to public availability.
Here is a short video on this topic and I hope we will soon get some more detailed information on it.
Gene therapy has proven to cure color blindness in squirrel monkeys— can the same process work for humans?