Quantitative scoring of panel tests for assessment of colour vision in age related maculopathy

Atchison, David A., Bowman, Kenneth J., & Vingrys, Algis J. (1991) Quantitative scoring of panel tests for assessment of colour vision in age related maculopathy. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 74(1), pp. 6-10.


Using the Farnsworth dichotomous D15 test and the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-hue test, Bowman compared the colour discrimination of subjects having age related maculopathy to that of age matched normals. In this paper a quantitative assessment of Bowman's results was obtained using the colour difference vector analysis of Vingrys and King-Smith. The assessment indicates that there is selective blue-yellow loss in age related maculopathy and that the FM 100-hue test is more useful than the D15 test in distinguishing between normal subjects and those with early age related maculopathy. We suggest that the vector method of analysis is particularly useful in clinical trials and in monitoring changes of colour vision over time.

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ID Code: 4785
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal from 1998 to 2005 can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see link). For more information or for a copy of this article contact: David A. Atchison d.atchison@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: age related maculopathy, colour difference vectors, colour vision, colour vision deficiencies, Farnsworth, Munsell tests
ISSN: 0816-4622
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 1991 Optometrists Association Australia
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:06

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