Medical Dictionary

Ishihara

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adjective Ishi·ha·ra \ˌish-ē-ˈhär-ə\

Medical Definition of Ishihara

  1. :  of, relating to, or used in an Ishihara test Ishihara plates the Ishihara method

Biographical Note for ishihara

Ishihara

\ē-shē-hä-rä\,

Shinobu

(1879–1963), Japanese ophthalmologist. Ishihara introduced his test for color blindness in 1917. The test calls for the discernment of figures or patterned lines formed from colored dots placed in a field of dots of another color. Ishihara also published studies of Daltonism and trachoma.


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