Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

Chromatopsia is sometimes known as chromatic vision.

Chromatopsia is a term used to refer to abnormal colour vision in which objects appear to be abnormally coloured (some definitions say "falsely coloured") or tinged with a colour not perceived by most people, i.e. those unaffected by the same form of chromatopsia.

Some textbooks describe chromatopsia as a form of colour blindness.

Depending on the cause and circumstances, objects can take on a tinge or 'hue' of a particular colour such as as reddish hue, green, yellow-green, or a yellow-ish tinge.

For example, xanthopsia (yellow vision) is a form of chromatopsia in which all objects in the person's field of view appear to have a yellow-ish tinge.

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

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For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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