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Dark adaptation and the retinoid cycle of vision

Lamb, Trevor; Pugh, Edward N

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Following exposure of our eye to very intense illumination, we experience a greatly elevated visual threshold, that takes tens of minutes to return completely to normal. The slowness of this phenomenon of "dark adaptation" has been studied for many decades, yet is still not fully understood. Here we review the biochemical and physical processes involved in eliminating the products of light absorption from the photoreceptor outer segment, in recycling the released retinoid to its original...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/77498
Source: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.preteyeres.2004.03.001

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