Definition of chromatopsia in English:

chromatopsia

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • Abnormally coloured vision, a rare symptom with various causes.

    • ‘Xanthopsia is a form of chromatopsia, a distortion in color vision, in which objects appear more yellow than they truly are.’
    • ‘In most cases, nothing abnormal is noticed immediately except the dazzling sensation; it is only after that a cloud floats with irregular undulations before the eyes, associated with irritating after-images, photophobia, photopsia and chromatopsia.’
    • ‘Persons who have chromatopsia do not have cone vision.’
    • ‘Color vision can be disturbed; chromatopsia is most common for yellow and green but less frequently red, brown and blue vision can occur.’
    • ‘Medications used in cardiology, especially antiarrhytmic digitalis and amiodarone, cause ocular disturbances producing chromatopsia (yellow or green tint), blurred vision, and corneal microdeposits or deposits of lens during amiodarone treatment.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from chromato- ‘colour’ + Greek -opsia ‘seeing’.

Pronunciation

chromatopsia

/ˌkrəʊməˈtɒpsɪə/