Xanthopsia is also known as Yellow Vision.
Xanthopsia is a condition in which all objects appear to have a yellowish tinge or hue.
It is therefore a form of chromatposia.
- The development of cataracts may result in the effect of colour-filtering through the eye, hence experience of the "yellow tinge".
- Sometimes experienced in digitalis poisoning.
- May occur due to poisoning by picric acid and santonin.
- Sometimes occurs in cases of jaundice.
See also, for comparison, chloropsia ("green vision") and cyanopsia (in which everything appears to be blue-ish).
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