Chapter

Disorders of Color Vision

Samir S. Deeb and Amo G. Motulsky

in Genetic Diseases of the Eye, Second Edition

Second edition

Published on behalf of © Elias I. Traboulsi

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195326147
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975181 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195326147.003.0030

Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics

Disorders of Color Vision

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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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Subjects: Clinical Genetics ; Ophthalmology

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