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Effects on colour discrimination during long term exposure to high altitudes on Mt Everest.

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AIM: To investigate changes in colour discrimination as a result of chronic hypoxic exposure induced by extreme altitudes (above 8000 m) during an expedition to Mt Everest. METHODS: Colour discrimination thresholds for tritan, protan and deutan axes were measured extensively in two male participants (four eyes) during an expedition to Mt Everest, using a quantitative, computer controlled psychophysical colour vision test (modified version of the Cambridge Colour Test). The tests were carried...

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10.1136/bjo.2009.178491

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Willmann, G More by this author
Ivanov, IV More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Pokharel, RK More by this author
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Journal:
The British journal of ophthalmology
Volume:
94
Issue:
10
Pages:
1393-1397
Publication date:
2010-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-2079
ISSN:
0007-1161
URN:
uuid:11af8d4c-b4a4-4b4d-a5b0-754714a6dd50
Source identifiers:
372076
Local pid:
pubs:372076

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