Document Detail

Color vision testing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1501261     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. Color deficiency occurs in about 8% of the population, due to alterations in the chemistry of one of the three receptive pigments for colored light, or the substitution of one pigment for another in the photoreceptor cones. 2. Subjects with pigment alteration can see a broad range of color; those with substitution of one pigment for another have broad areas of color perception defect. 3. The most common tests are pseudoisochromatic (color confusion) plates, designed with patterns hidden to the color deficient. Other tests use colored caps, tracing patterns, or an anomaloscope.
R Bensinger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ophthalmic nursing & technology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0744-7132     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ophthalmic Nurs Technol     Publication Date:    1992 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-17     Completed Date:  1992-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219658     Medline TA:  J Ophthalmic Nurs Technol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-3     Citation Subset:  N    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Color Vision Defects / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Vision Tests / standards*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Perfluorocarbon liquid in the management of complex retinal detachments.
Next Document:  Bronchoalveolar lavage in patients with connective tissue disease.