Definition of chromatopsia in English:


Line breaks: chro¦ma|top¦sia
Pronunciation: /ˌkrəʊməˈtɒpsɪə


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Abnormally coloured vision, a rare symptom with various causes.
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    • Medications used in cardiology, especially antiarrhytmic digitalis and amiodarone, cause ocular disturbances producing chromatopsia (yellow or green tint), blurred vision, and corneal microdeposits or deposits of lens during amiodarone treatment.
    • In most cases, nothing abnormal is noticed immediately except the dazzling sensation; it is only after that a cloud floats with irregular undulations before the eyes, associated with irritating after-images, photophobia, photopsia and chromatopsia.
    • Persons who have chromatopsia do not have cone vision.


mid 19th century: from chromato- 'colour' + Greek -opsia 'seeing'.

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