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      Spectral Sensitivity Measurements in Early Diabetic Retinopathy

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      Ophthalmic Research

      S. Karger AG

      Spectral sensitivity, Diabetes, Angiography, Color vision, Psychophysical tests

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          Patients with early background diabetic retinopathy and good visual acuity may have normal results on standard methods of measuring color vision. Measurement of individual spectral sensitivity functions shows a moderate decrease in sensitivity of the blue-sensitive receptor system. These results suggest that the blue-sensitive cone mechanism is affected earliest in mild background diabetic retinopathy and that disturbances in its spectral sensitivity function may precede other disturbances of macular function.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          03 December 2009
          : 12
          : 2
          : 87-96
          Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.
          265067 Ophthalmic Res 1980;12:87–96
          © 1980 S. Karger AG, Basel

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