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Blue cone monochromatism
Other Names for this Disease
- Achromatopsia incomplete X-linked
- Color blindness blue mono cone monochromatic type
- Incomplete achromatopsia X-linked
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X-linked vision disorder. In this condition both red and green cone sensitivities are absent, however rod function and blue cone sensitivities are present. Signs and symptoms include severely reduced visual acuity (clearnes), eccentric fixation, infantile nystagmus that decreases with age, no obvious retinal abnormalities, and poor or no color discrimination.Blue cone monochromatism is an inherited
Last updated: 11/13/2009
- Kohl S et al. Achromatopsia. GeneReviews. 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1418/. Accessed 11/4/2009.
- Ayyagari R et al. Blue Cone Monochromacy. In: Hollyfield JG, Anderson RE, LaVail MM. Retinal Degenerative Diseases and Experimental Therapy. Philadelphia, PA: Springer; 1999;
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