Changes in color vision following cataract surgery in patients with acquired dyschromatopsia

Minako Ushijima, Kimihiko Fujisawa, Rumiko Taki, Toshihiko Yoshimura, Tokiko Matsumoto, Akihito Sengoku, Kenji Takeda, Noriko Maeno

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Purpose: To report changes in color vision after cataract surgery. Cases and Method: This study was made on 54 eyes of 30 patients who received phacoemulsification aspiration and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The age ranged from 54 to 89 years, average 73 years. All the eyes were implanted with colored IOL. Results: Color anomaly was suspected in 39 eyes (72%) before cataract surgery. Color vision became normal after surgery in 29 eyes (74%). Color anomaly persisted in 11 eyes after surgery. These eyes had diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, chorioretinitis, or optic neuropathy. Two patients complained of anomalous color vision after surgery. The cause could not be identified in one case and appeared to be due to temporary optic neuropathy. Conclusion: Color vision may be affected in eyes with cataract and may normalize after surgery. Anomalous color vision may induce complaints after surgery in eyes with ocular lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1483-1488
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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