achromatic vision

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vision using the rods

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Achromatopsia is caused by a malfunction of the eye's "cone photoreceptors" located in the retina, the light sensitive layer at the back of the eye.
While achromatopsia is quite rare, Komaromy said it's a good model disease for other disorders affecting the photoreceptors, conditions that constitute a major cause of incurable blindness in dogs and humans.
She believes that years down the line, research into gene therapy funded by Sight Savers may help achromatopsia suffers.
CNGB3 mutations account for 50% of all cases with autosomal recessive achromatopsia.
She says: "Tyla amazes me every day with how well she copes but she desperately wants to meet other children with achromatopsia and we'd love for her to have someone to talk to about it who understands exactly what she's going through.
The other known mutation leading to achromatopsia, this form of color blindness, is on chromosome two.
Total congenital colorblindness, or achromatopsia, is a scary disease in that it not only forecloses all sense of color but also makes its victims painfully sensitive to light.
The inclusion of color-related stimuli is based on the common finding of color anomia (inability to name color hues) and achromatopsia (inability to discriminate hues) in alexic patients (Albert, Goodglass, Helm, Rubens, & Alexander, 1981).