monochromasia

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monochromasia

[‚män·ə·krə′mā·zhə]
(medicine)
Complete color blindness in which all colors appear as shades of gray. Also known as monochromatism.
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There is no treatment for Achromatopsia, although deep red tinted spectacles or contact lenses can reduce symptoms of light sensitivity.
At the moment, there is no known cure for achromatopsia but it is a condition that won't get any better or worse.
Speaking to the Daily Post last night, she said: "I knew the signs of achromatopsia because two of my nephews already had it, and like Cameron, their problems began with nystagmus - an involuntary movement of the eyes.
Achromatopsia is an inherited condition that presents at birth with impaired visual acuity, lack of color discrimination and extreme light sensitivity resulting in daytime blindness.
The schoolgirl from Kinmel Bay suffers from achromatopsia, a rare genetic condition that leaves her completely colourblind.
The investment funds will be used by AGTC to complete the next phase in human clinical trials for its gene therapy treatments for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) a form of emphysema and Leber's Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) a form of childhood blindness, and preclinical development of gene therapy treatment for Achromatopsia, a form of daytime blindness.