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What is Achromatopsia?

What is Achromatopsia?

  • Achromatopsia: Patients who have achromatopsia (sometimes called achromatopia) do not have normal "cone vision.". Although the term may refer to acquired disorders such as color agnosia and cerebral achromatopsia, it typically refers to an autosomal recessive congenital color vision disorder, the inability to perceive color AND to achieve satisfactory visual acuity at high light levels (typically exterior daylight).
  • Achromatopsia: Severely deficient color perception, typically with monochromacy and reduced visual acuity. The atypical form can include normal visual acuity with pseudomonochromacy.
    Source - Diseases Database

Achromatopsia: Introduction

Types of Achromatopsia:

Broader types of Achromatopsia:

How serious is Achromatopsia?

Complications of Achromatopsia: see complications of Achromatopsia

What causes Achromatopsia?

Causes of Achromatopsia: see causes of Achromatopsia

What are the symptoms of Achromatopsia?

Symptoms of Achromatopsia: see symptoms of Achromatopsia

Complications of Achromatopsia: see complications of Achromatopsia

Onset of Achromatopsia: Usually occurs at six months of age.

Can anyone else get Achromatopsia?

More information: see contagiousness of Achromatopsia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Achromatopsia

Achromatopsia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Achromatopsia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Achromatopsia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Achromatopsia: see treatments for Achromatopsia

Name and Aliases of Achromatopsia

Main name of condition: Achromatopsia

Other names or spellings for Achromatopsia:

Cerebral Achromatopsia, total color blindness, congenital cone dysfunction, color blindness total, day blindness, monochromatism, Rod monochromatism, Achromatopia

Rod monochromatism Source - Diseases Database

Achromatopsia: Related Conditions

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