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A fast system for reporting the Farnsworth–Munsell 100-hue colour vision test

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We have developed a system for rapidly reporting the Farnsworth–Munsell (FM) 100-hue test using a personal computer and a bar code scanner. The computer generated report duplicates the conventional manual report of the FM 100-hue test so is very familiar to ophthalmologists and optometrists. The new system has proved to be of great assistance both in saving time and in eliminating arithmetic errors in the scoring calculations. The scanner technique produces two reports, one for each eye, within 4 min of the patient completing the test. This compares with the 60 min required by the conventional manual reporting system. In addition, it also gives a statistical analysis of the results in accordance with Verriest norms. The program is very versatile and user friendly, achieving a standard not present in the other FM 100-hue computerised systems currently available. As a consequence it makes this valuable diagnostic test much more accessible to patients and clinicians.

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Hidajat, R.R., Hidayat, J.R., McLay, J.L. et al. A fast system for reporting the Farnsworth–Munsell 100-hue colour vision test. Doc Ophthalmol 109, 109–114 (2004).

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