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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1375–1381

Evaluation of early state of cyanopsia with subjective color settings immediately after cataract removal surgery

Takaaki Kitakawa, Satoshi Nakadomari, Ichiro Kuriki, and Kenji Kitahara  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 26, Issue 6, pp. 1375-1381 (2009)

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We evaluated cyanopsia by means of achromatic-point settings at several time points started from the day before intraocular lens (IOL) implantation for cataract removal surgery. We intensively measured the initial drift in color appearance; we started the measurement less than 30   min after eyepatch removal, and the measurement continued for several weeks. The shifts were mainly observed in the direction of color space that selectively varies short-wavelength-sensitive cone (S-cone) responses. The time constant of shifts in color appearance was estimated at the initial stage of cyanopsia by fitting exponential curves. The result of fitting suggests that color appearance is recalibrated during cyanopsia by some neural mechanisms with a time constant of several hours. It also became clear that the migration of the achromatic point becomes slower within approximately 12 h after eyepatch removal.

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OCIS Codes
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision
(330.5510) Vision, color, and visual optics : Psychophysics
(330.7320) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision adaptation
(330.7323) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, aging changes

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2009
Published: May 18, 2009

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Takaaki Kitakawa, Satoshi Nakadomari, Ichiro Kuriki, and Kenji Kitahara, "Evaluation of early state of cyanopsia with subjective color settings immediately after cataract removal surgery," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 1375-1381 (2009)

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