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Achromatopsia, also known as Rod monochromacy, is a medical syndrome that exhibits symptoms relating to five conditions, most notably monochromacy. Historically, the name referred to monochromacy in general, but now typically refers only to an autosomal recessive congenital color vision condition. The term is also used to describe cerebral achromatopsia, though monochromacy is usually the only common symptom. The conditions include: monochromatic color blindness, poor visual acuity, and day-blindness. The syndrome is also present in an incomplete form that exhibits milder symptoms, including residual color vision. Achromatopsia is estimated to affect 1 in 30,000 live births worldwide.

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Known as
Rod Monochromacy
SpecialtyOphthalmology Edit this on Wikidata
SymptomsMonochromacy, Day blindness, Photophobia
CausesCongenital malfunction of the Visual phototransduction pathway
Frequency1/30,000 × 100% = 0.00333333333333%