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Color Vision Defects

Defects of color vision are mainly hereditary traits but can be secondary to acquired or developmental abnormalities in the CONES (RETINA). Severity of hereditary defects of color vision depends on the degree of mutation of the ROD OPSINS genes (on X CHROMOSOME and CHROMOSOME 3) that code the photopigments for red, green and blue.

Year introduced: 1990

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Tree Number(s): C10.597.751.941.256, C11.966.256, C23.888.592.763.941.256

MeSH Unique ID: D003117

Entry Terms:

  • Color Vision Defect
  • Defect, Color Vision
  • Defects, Color Vision
  • Vision Defect, Color
  • Vision Defects, Color
  • Color Vision Deficiency
  • Color Blindness, Acquired
  • Acquired Color Blindness
  • Color Blindness, Blue
  • Blue Color Blindness
  • Tritan Defect
  • Color Blindness, Green
  • Green Color Blindness
  • Achromatopsia
  • Color Blindness, Red
  • Red Color Blindness
  • Protan Defect
  • Color Blindness, Red-Green
  • Color Blindness, Red Green
  • Red-Green Color Blindness
  • Deutan Defect
  • Defect, Deutan
  • Monochromatopsia
  • Color Blindness
  • Blindness, Color
  • Color Blindness, Inherited
  • Inherited Color Blindness

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