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      Association between Colour Vision Losses and Diabetes mellitus

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          In this study of diabetic colour vision, differences in performance were found on the Pickford-Nicolson anomaloscope and the Farnsworth-Munsell 100-Hue test, between diabetics and equivalent age controls and between diabetics with retino-pathies and those with none. The discriminant function analysis used (which selects the weighted combination of the available variables) shows that the best separation into these categories (error in classification below 20%) is achieved when both colour vision variables and duration are included. Colour vision tests plus the duration variable are also useful in predicting onset of minor retinopathies in diabetics under 30 and over 60 years of age, where those patients first had no retinal damage but developed a few microaneurisms after 5 years.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          July 2004
          09 December 2009
          : 4
          : 3
          : 145-159
          Psychology Department of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Ophthalmology Department of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Psychology Department of the University of Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen
          265967 Ophthalmic Res 1972–73;4:145–159
          © 1972 S. Karger AG, Basel

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