Acquired dyschromatopsia in glaucoma

Surv Ophthalmol. 1986 Jul-Aug;31(1):54-64. doi: 10.1016/0039-6257(86)90051-2.


Recent studies have suggested that the recognition of blue-yellow color vision deficits may have some predictive value in determining which ocular hypertensives are at risk of developing glaucoma and in monitoring the progress of the disease in glaucoma patients. This article reviews current theories of normal color vision and the differences that may occur in glaucoma, outlining methods of color vision testing and interpretation, and summarizing the results of recent studies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Animals
  • Color Perception / physiology
  • Color Vision Defects / etiology*
  • Fovea Centralis / physiology
  • Glaucoma / complications*
  • Glaucoma / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Models, Neurological
  • Ocular Physiological Phenomena
  • Ophthalmology / trends
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Photoreceptor Cells / physiology
  • Retina / cytology
  • Retina / physiology
  • Retinal Ganglion Cells / physiology
  • Vision Tests / instrumentation
  • Visual Fields