Talk:Achromatopsia

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Sixth Symptom[edit]

In regards to this passage:

"A sixth symptom associated with achromatopsia/dychromatopsia is seldom reported. Many sufferers are unaware of the three-dimensional aspect of their visual system. They frequently fail to observe any of the stereographic features of a scene."

I have added a [citation needed] on this. I am a complete achromat and am perfectly aware of my three-dimensional visual aspect. The use of the phrase "stereographic" leads me to believe that the author is basing this "sixth symptom" off of the fact that achromats cannot see "stereographic illusions" such as those pictures you stare at where your eyes cross and then you see the statue of liberty or something. Those illusions use COLOR to do what they do, therefore this is not a failure to observe the 3-dimensional, but a failure to see color which is already a known and primary symptom of Achromatopsia. So, any "3D vision tests" using color-based "3D illusions" would be incapable of determining an achromat's ability to distinguish 3-dimensional aspects of vision.

I have not removed the paragraph due to the fact that my reasoning against it, laid out here, constitutes original research. However I would very much like to see the author's source for this statement as it may very well be original research (or a guess) as well. --Lord Galen (talk) 07:38, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

After more than 4 years, I have now removed this paragraph. I can find absolutely no evidence whatsoever to suggest that this statement about Achromats is correct. If the author would like it included, they will need to cite a source. Lord Galen (talk) 08:49, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Achromatopsia :O[edit]

"Achromatopsia :O" Is the ":O" a smiley, or an identification of the disorder type? —Preceding unsigned comment added by PrinceNaveen1000 (talkcontribs) 05:26, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

That was vandalism from January. Thanks for pointing it out. --Dpryan (talk) 05:39, 20 June 2009 (UTC)


Cerebral (acquired) variation[edit]

Cerebral achromatopsia should be pointed out in the early stages of the introduction, not half way down the page.

Feel free to add it in. --Dpryan (talk) 18:32, 9 October 2009 (UTC)


Not sex-linked?[edit]

Anyone that is a little bit familiar with "regular" color blindness knows that it's a lot more common in males than in females. However, from what I understand, rod monochromacy should be as frequent in females as it is in males since it has nothing to do with the X chromosome (blue monochromacy should be more frequent in males, but it's apparently a lot rarer).
Shouldn't the article mention this: that contrary to regular color blindness, achromatopsia occurs in females as frequently as it occurs in males?
Masorick (talk) 04:04, 6 April 2012 (UTC)