September 2016
Volume 57, Issue 12
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2016
The development of colour discrimination
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  • Caterina Ripamonti
    Cambridge Research Systems Ltd, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
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    Commercial Relationships   Caterina Ripamonti, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science September 2016, Vol.57, No Pagination Specified. doi:
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      Caterina Ripamonti; The development of colour discrimination. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 201657(12):.

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Abstract

Presentation Description : Since birth, the human visual system undergoes anatomical, physiological, and functional changes which are characterised by a progressive improvement in the main visual functions. In my talk, I will concentrate on the changes that regard colour vision. I will present an overview of past and more recent studies which show that these changes occur until adolescence. I will then examine how the results obtained from different laboratories may vary when using different techniques or experimental tasks. Finally, I will consider the importance of an appropriate and accurate colour vision assessment in children, and its implications in the examination of children with visual dysfunctions.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.

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