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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1950
  • pp: 419–421

A Method for Calculating the Effect of Filters on Color Vision

HERMANN VON SCHELLING  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 40, Issue 7, pp. 419-421 (1950)

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The purpose of this paper is to calculate specimen curves which indicate in general how colors shift if a filter is applied. The first section contains the mathematical formulas. The method is used for studying the absorption by the macular pigment (Section II) and by the intraocular media (Section III). The last example (Section IV) refers to the change in illumination from illuminant C to illuminant A and inversely.

HERMANN VON SCHELLING, "A Method for Calculating the Effect of Filters on Color Vision," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 40, 419-421 (1950)

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  1. G. Wald, Science 101, 653 (1945).
  2. W. D. Wright, Researches on Normal and Defective Color Vision (C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 1947).
  3. E. Ludvigh and E. F. MacCarthy, Archives of Ophthalmology 20, 37 (1938).

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