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Color vision and age in a normal North American population.

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  • 1National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Abstract

Color vision is known to change with age. We conducted the Farnsworth-Munsell (FM) 100-Hue and the Lanthony Desaturated Panel D-15 (DD-15) tests in 115 normal North American subjects aged 5-81 years to obtain age-specific norms for these procedures. For each test, color discrimination was best between the ages of 20 and 50 years. Both increasing age and the occurrence of lens changes were significantly associated with increasing 100-Hue error scores. Age-specific norms for the 100-Hue test were comparable with those obtained by Verriest in a European population, but such norms for the DD-15 test are problematic. Our data indicate somewhat greater variability in the DD-15 than in the 100-Hue test.

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