Visual acuity and X-linked color blindness

@article{Jaegle2005VisualAA,
  title={Visual acuity and X-linked color blindness},
  author={Herbert Jaegle and Emanuela de Luca and Ludwig S{\'e}rey and Michael Bach and Lindsay T. Sharpe},
  journal={Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology},
  year={2005},
  volume={244},
  pages={447-453}
}
Optimal sampling for visual acuity requires a fine array of cones with identical sensitivity. Thus, dichromats, whose inner fovea is made up of cones having the same spectral sensitivity, may have better than normal visual acuity. We investigated this by comparing the visual acuities of trichromats and X-linked dichromats, while taking into account the different molecular genetics underlying the disorder. Our subjects were age- and refraction-matched groups of normals (n=8) and X-linked… CONTINUE READING
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