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Changes in color vision with decreasing light level: separating the effects of normal aging from disease.

Barbur, J. L. and Konstantakopoulou, E. (2012). Changes in color vision with decreasing light level: separating the effects of normal aging from disease.. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science & Vision (JOSA A), 29(2), A27 - A35. doi: 10.1364/JOSAA.29.000A27

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to obtain additional information about the health of the retina (HR) by measuring the rate of loss of chromatic sensitivity with decreasing light level. The HR(index) is introduced to separate the effects of normal aging from early stage disease. For normal subjects the HR(index is largely independent of age (r(2)~0.1), but ~11% of clinically normal, asymptomatic, older subjects exhibit values below the 2σ limit. The HR(index provides a single number that captures how light level affects chromatic sensitivity irrespective of age and can be used to screen for preclinical signs of retinal disease.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Absorption, Adolescent, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aging, Child, Color, Color Vision, Color Vision Defects, Contrast Sensitivity, Humans, Light, Middle Aged, Retina, Young Adult
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Optometry & Visual Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/3256
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