Pre-age related maculopathy and the desaturated D-15 colour vision test
Collins, Machael J. (1986) Pre-age related maculopathy and the desaturated D-15 colour vision test. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 69(6), pp. 223-227.
The Desaturated D-15 vision test was used to investigate the colour discrimination of aged normal subjects, subjects with age-related maculopathy (ARM) and subjects designated as pre-age related maculopathy (pre-ARM). Subjects classified as pre-ARM had normal visual acuity but showed ophthalmoscopically visible pigmentary disturbance at the macula. There were significant losses of colour vision in the pre-ARM subjects and the ARM subjects compared to the aged normals on the Desaturated D-15 colour vision test. This decrement in colour discrimination was predominantly a blue-yellow (tritan) hue confusion. The results indicate that functional changes are occurring in subjects with pigmentary disturbance at the macula before ARM can be diagnosed by conventional clinical criteria.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Michael Collins, email: firstname.lastname@example.org,.au|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1986 Optometrists Association Australia|
|Deposited On:||06 Jun 2005|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2009 16:39|
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