phosphene

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phosphene

 [fos´fēn]
an objective visual sensation that occurs with the eyes closed, and in the absence of retinal stimulation by visible light.

phos·phene

(fos'fēn),
Sensation of light produced by mechanical or electrical stimulation of the peripheral or central optic pathway of the nervous system.
[G. phōs, light, + phainō, to show]

phosphene

/phos·phene/ (fos´fēn) a sensation of light due to a stimulus other than light rays, e.g., a mechanical stimulus.

phosphene

(fŏs′fēn′)
n.
A sensation of light caused by excitation of the retina by mechanical or electrical means rather than by light, as when the eyeballs are pressed through closed lids.

phos·phene

(fos'fēn)
Sensation of light produced by mechanical or electrical stimulation of the peripheral or central optic pathway of the nervous system.
[G. phōs, light, + phainō, to show]

phosphene 

A visual sensation arising from stimulation of the retina by something other than light. The stimulation can be either electrical, mechanical (e.g. a blow to the head or pressure on the eyeball), or some electromagnetic waves such as X-rays. See entoptic image; photopsia; adequate stimulus.
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