The Achromatopsia Group
[Internet Resource Center][Discussion Forum]
Welcome to the recently formed consolidated internet resource center, support group, and discussion forum for individuals, families, & friends of people affected by the rare vision disorder achromatopsia, also called rod monochromacy, which affects less than 10,000 persons in the United States (about 1 in 33,000).
Typical symptoms of achromatopsia include photophobia (hypersensitivity to light), color blindness, poor visual acuity, and nystagmus (wobbly eyes). This is a result of few or no cone photoreceptor cells in the retina. People with achromatopsia depend on their rod photoreceptor cells which do not provide color or detail vision, and become saturated by light. Coping with hypersensitivity to light is a major issue.
[Our Mission and Goals]
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Last Updated 18 August 2010