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Color Vision Defects MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Color Vision Defects
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.751.941.256
C11.270.151.500
C11.966.256
C23.888.592.763.941.256
Unique ID
D003117
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003117
Scope Note
Defects of color vision are mainly hereditary traits but can be secondary to acquired or developmental abnormalities in the CONES (RETINA). Severity of hereditary defects of color vision depends on the degree of mutation of the ROD OPSINS genes (on X CHROMOSOME and CHROMOSOME 3) that code the photopigments for red, green and blue.
Entry Term(s)
Achromatopsia
Color Blindness
Color Blindness, Acquired
Color Blindness, Blue
Color Blindness, Green
Color Blindness, Inherited
Color Blindness, Red
Color Blindness, Red-Green
Color Vision Deficiency
Deutan Defect
Monochromatopsia
Protan Defect
Tritan Defect
NLM Classification #
WW 150
See Also
Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells
Retinal Diseases
Public MeSH Note
90; was COLOR BLINDNESS 1963-89
Online Note
use COLOR VISION DEFECTS to search COLOR BLINDNESS 1966-89
History Note
90; was COLOR BLINDNESS 1963-89
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/29
Color Vision Defects Preferred
Color Blindness Narrower
Color Blindness, Acquired Narrower
Monochromatopsia Narrower
Color Blindness, Green Narrower
Color Blindness, Inherited Narrower
Color Blindness, Red Narrower
Color Blindness, Red-Green Narrower
Achromatopsia Narrower
Color Blindness, Blue Narrower
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