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May 2002

A False Use of "True Color"

Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(5):676. doi:

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We thank Bartsch et al for their comments on our article about a true color scanning laser ophthalmoscope. We accept that the term "true color" could be confusing, although the paper is clear as to what we mean; we use the term to differentiate it from "false color," in which information that has been collected monochromatically is then displayed using a color scale. In the past, the laser tomographic scanner1 (Heidelberg Instruments, Heidelberg, Germany) used false-color coding for better structure differentiation than that provided by 256 gray levels.

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