light-adapted eye


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light-a·dapt·ed eye

an eye that has been exposed to light, with bleaching of rhodopsin (visual purple) and insensitivity to low illumination.
Synonym(s): photopic eye

light-a·dapt·ed eye

(līt-ă-dap'tĕd ī)
An eye that has been exposed to light, with bleaching of rhodopsin (visual purple) and insensitivity to low illumination.
Synonym(s): photopic eye.

light-adapted eye

An eye that has become adjusted to viewing objects in bright light; one adapted for phototic, or cone, vision. In this type of eye, most rhodopsin has broken down.
See also: eye