visual cycle


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vis·u·al cy·cle

the transformation of carotenoids involved in the bleaching and regeneration of the visual pigment.
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These strategies include (a) choroidal perfusion enhancers; (b) neuroprotection; (c) reduction of toxic byproducts; (d) visual cycle modulation; (e) suppression of inflammation; (f) stem cell replacement [Figure 2].