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What is Blue cone monochromatism?

What is Blue cone monochromatism?

  • Blue cone monochromatism: A genetic eye disorder where the S cones function normally but the L and M cones don't resulting in poor color vision.

Blue cone monochromatism is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Blue cone monochromatism, or a subtype of Blue cone monochromatism, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Blue cone monochromatism as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Blue cone monochromatism: Introduction

Types of Blue cone monochromatism:

Broader types of Blue cone monochromatism:

How serious is Blue cone monochromatism?

Complications of Blue cone monochromatism: see complications of Blue cone monochromatism

What causes Blue cone monochromatism?

Causes of Blue cone monochromatism: see causes of Blue cone monochromatism

What are the symptoms of Blue cone monochromatism?

Symptoms of Blue cone monochromatism: see symptoms of Blue cone monochromatism

Complications of Blue cone monochromatism: see complications of Blue cone monochromatism

Can anyone else get Blue cone monochromatism?

More information: see contagiousness of Blue cone monochromatism
Inheritance: see inheritance of Blue cone monochromatism

Blue cone monochromatism: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Blue cone monochromatism.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Blue cone monochromatism.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Blue cone monochromatism: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Blue cone monochromatism.
Treatments for Blue cone monochromatism: see treatments for Blue cone monochromatism

Name and Aliases of Blue cone monochromatism

Main name of condition: Blue cone monochromatism

Other names or spellings for Blue cone monochromatism:

color blindness, blue monocone monochromate type, CBBM, BCM, Color blindness blue mono cone monochromatic type, S-cone Monochromatism, Achromatopsia, atypical, X linked

BCM, CBBM, Color blindness blue mono cone monochromatic type
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Blue cone monochromatism: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Blue cone monochromatism:

 

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