Learn About Blue Cone Monochromatism

What is the definition of Blue Cone Monochromatism?
Blue cone monochromatism is an inherited vision disorder. In this condition, the light sensitive cells in the eye used for color vision (cones) are affected. There are three types of cones that respond to one of three colors: red, green, and blue. When people have Blue cone monochromatism, both the red and green cones do not function properly, while the blue cones work normally. Signs and symptoms may include impaired color vision, low visual acuity (clarity or sharpness), photophobia (light sensitivity), myopia (nearsightedness), and nystagmus (fast, uncontrollable movements of the eye). Blue cone monochromatism is caused by genetic changes in either the OPN1LW or the OPN1MW gene(s) and is inherited in an X-linked manner.
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What are the alternative names for Blue Cone Monochromatism?
  • Blue cone monochromatism
  • Achromatopsia incomplete X-linked
  • BCM
  • CBBM
  • Color blindness blue mono cone monochromatic type
  • Incomplete achromatopsia X-linked
  • X-chromosome-linked achromatopsia
  • X-linked achromatopsia incomplete
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What are the latest Blue Cone Monochromatism Clinical Trials?
Foundation Fighting Blindness My Retina Tracker Registry
Summary: The My Retina Tracker® Registry is sponsored by the Foundation Fighting Blindness and is for people affected by one of the rare inherited retinal degenerative diseases studied by the Foundation. It is a patient-initiated registry accessible via a secure on-line portal at www.MyRetinaTracker.org. Affected individuals who register are guided to create a profile that captures their perspective on the...
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Blue Cone Monochromatism?
Blue Cone Monochromatism with Foveal Hypoplasia Caused by the Concomitant Effect of Variants in OPN1LW/OPN1MW and GPR143 Genes.
Summary: Blue Cone Monochromatism with Foveal Hypoplasia Caused by the Concomitant Effect of Variants in OPN1LW/OPN1MW and GPR143 Genes.
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