Color Vision Testing
Color vision testing is the assessment of chromatic discrimination ability and the diagnosis of any perceptual deficiency according to its severity and quality (see Paramei and Bimler, “ Protanopia”; Paramei and Bimler, “ Deuteranopia”; Bimler and Paramei, “ Tritanopia”; Rodríguez-Carmona, “ Environmental Influences on Color Vision”). Tests vary in sensitivity, specificity, ease of use, and time required for administration [1, 2, 3, 4]. Many were designed primarily for vocational screening for congenital deficiency, an issue in any occupation where color-coding conveys information (e.g., railways, aviation, electronics) [5, 6]. Testing is also important for assessing and monitoring acquired color abnormality, appearing as a manifestation of visual-system pathology resulting from ophthalmological diseases (e.g., glaucoma, ocular hypertension), systemic or neurological...
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