COLOUR VISION IMPAIRMENT IN DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Dr. Rajmohan Seetharaman, Dr. Veerendra Godbole

Abstract


Background & objectives: Colour vision defects associated with ocular disease have been reported since the 17th century. Objectives were to study prevalence of colour vision abnormalities associated with diabetic retinopathy & to study the type of colour vision defect associated with diabetic retinopathy.

 

 

Methods: A longitudinal descriptive study was conducted.70 patients diagnosed with Diabetic Retinopathy were selected. Colour vision was tested by using Ishihara & HRR Pseudoisochromatic charts.

 

 

Results: When Evaluated using HRR plates 29 (41.42%) patients were found to have colour vision impairment. Among them 20 (68.96%) patients had colour vision impairment of the blue-yellow axis purely & 3(10.34%) patients of red-green axis purely & 6(20.70%) patients of both axis.

 

Interpretation & conclusions: Colour vision especially of the blue-Yellow axis was found to be affected in this study. Colour vision and visual testing can be used as cheap, quick, non-invasive, portable tool for screening of diabetic retinopathy.

 


Keywords


Colour vision impairment; Diabetic Retinopathy; HRR Plates; Colour vision defects

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