Definition of Light adaptation

1. Noun. The process of adjusting the eyes to relatively high levels of illumination; the pupil constricts and the cones system is operative.

Generic synonyms: Adaptation

Medical Definition of Light adaptation

1. The visual adjustment occurring under increased illumination in which the retinal sensitivity to light is reduced. See: light-adapted eye. Synonym: photopic adaptation. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Light adaptation

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1. A Study of the Purkinje Phenomenon with Spectral Lights by Ethel Mary Chamberlain Porter (1911)
"2 in dark and light adaptation yields different results. The dark adaptation series shows the Purkinje phenomenon in 26 cases out of 36, while the light ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1908)
"Yet even in light-adaptation they are less perceptible than are the primary images aroused by the given stimuli." "The Misses M. Miller, AB, and B. Scoggin: ..."

3. Oculo-refractive Cyclopedia and Dictionary by Thomas George Atkinson (1921)
"The faculty of the retina of adapting itself to variations in intensity of light. Adaptation from dark to light is called "light adaptation"; ..."

4. Papers to be Presented Before the Section on Ophthalmology of the American by Section on Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American Medical Association Section on Ophthalmology (1914)
"If the change is slow so that light adaptation may have time to take place to a certain extent, the pupil will slowly contract to a certain size. ..."

5. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1903)
"It was found that the sensitivity of the retina in darkness (ie, the adaptation of the eye), after having been in a condition of good light- adaptation, ..."

6. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"... and see whether dark- adaptation takes more or less time than light-adaptation. 11. Color adaptation. Look steadily at a colored surface, ..."

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