International Ophthalmology

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 797–801 | Cite as

Contrast sensitivity of patients with congenital color vision deficiency

  • Cagri IlhanEmail author
  • Mehmet Ali Sekeroglu
  • Sibel Doguizi
  • Pelin Yilmazbas
Original Paper



To investigate the static and dynamic contrast sensitivity (CS) of patients with congenital red-green color vision deficiency (CVD) and to compare these values with those of healthy control subjects.


The study included 25 subjects with congenital CVD (10 with strong protan defect and 15 with strong deutan defect) and 20 age- and gender-matched healthy subjects. Following detailed ophthalmological examination, monocular static and dynamic CS measurements were taken with the Monpack3 device (Metrovision, Perenchies, France) on all subjects. The data from the right eyes of all the subjects were used for statistical analysis.


The mean age of the groups was similar (deutan group: 25.3 ± 11.3 years, protan group: 27.1 ± 12.2 years, control group: 26.7 ± 8.8 years, p = 0.98). The mean static and dynamic CS values in the protan and deutan groups were higher compared to those of the healthy control subjects, but not at a statistically significant level (all p > 0.017).


The static and dynamic CS values of patients with congenital red-green CVD were similar to those of healthy control subjects.


Color vision deficiency Static contrast sensitivity Dynamic contrast sensitivity Color blindness 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cagri Ilhan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mehmet Ali Sekeroglu
    • 2
  • Sibel Doguizi
    • 2
  • Pelin Yilmazbas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyHatay State HospitalAntakyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyUlucanlar Eye Training and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey

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