Sentido cromt́ico: Tipos de defeitos e testes de avaliação clínica

Translated title of the contribution: Chromatic sense: Types of defects and clinical evaluation tests

Lígia Fernanda Bruni, Antonio Augusto Velasco Cruz

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Evaluation of the chromatic sense has a great value in ophthalmic practice, both for diagnosis of the congenital defects (daltonism), as well as for diagnosis and follow-up of acquired defects. Many clinical tests are available to be used for this purpose. However it is necessary to know the details and sensitivity of each test, since there are many variations in the results, depending on the searched condition, if congenital or acquired pathologies. Our goal is to review the types of defects of the chromatic sense and provide information about the main current available tests and their best purpose. We further emphasize the importance of standard illumination procedure in the application of the tests.

Translated title of the contributionChromatic sense: Types of defects and clinical evaluation tests
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)766-775
Number of pages10
JournalArquivos brasileiros de oftalmologia
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Color perception
  • Color perception tests
  • Color vision defects
  • Eye/physiopathology
  • Light
  • Vision tests/history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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