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ONLINE SS4 Lecture 2 : Colour Vision - basic concepts and clinical techniques

Available from: 19/08/2020

Where to publish:

Provider: Australian College of Optometry

Contact: Michelle Waugh, [E], [P] 03 9349 7477

Learning Objectives

  • Integrate colour vision results and a range of other clinical results to help in the diagnosis and management of ocular diseas
  • Understand the significance of X-chromosome inactivation in females with respect to colour vision performance (tetrachromacy) and X-linked ocular diseases.
  • Appreciate the different types of congenital colour vision defects and how some reflect a family of cone dystrophies that can be identified using multi-model imaging.
  • Put Köllner’s law into perspective: acquired colour vision deficiencies impact all visual processing channels.
  • Appreciate how the results of colour vision testing can complement the understanding and help in the diagnosis of ocular disease, via the use of several clinical cases.

Max points awarded: 2.00

Session Information

Colour Vision: basic concepts and cutting-edge clinical techniques applied to clinical practice
Activity Type
Independent Learning with Assessment
Points for attending & Passing Assessment

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.