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5 Facts you should know about

Achromatopsia

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Achromatopsia is a condition characterized by a partial or total absence of color vision

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People with complete achromatopsia cannot perceive any colors; they see only black, white, and shades of gray

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Achromatopsia also involves other problems with vision, such as photophobia, nystagmus, and low visual acuity

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One common trait is hemeralopia (blindness in full sunlight)

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There is generally no treatment to cure achromatopsia; however, dark red- or plum-colored filters can help control light sensitivity

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