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Disorders of Color Vision 

Disorders of Color Vision
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Disorders of Color Vision
Author(s):

Samir S. Deeb

and Amo G. Motulsky

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195326147.003.0030
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date: 11 August 2020

This chapter discusses disorders of color vision. After a brief historical overview and discussion of color vision and its assessment, photoreceptors and photopigments, the authors address the classification, frequency, inheritance, and practical implications of congenital color vision defects, the genetics of variation in red-green color vision, the molecular basis of blue cone monochromacy and tritanopia, and the molecular genetics of achromatopsia (rod monochromacy, total color blindness) and enhanced blue syndrome.

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