Dark Adaptation: Adjustment of the eyes under conditions of low light. The sensitivity of the eye to light is increased during dark adaptation.Adaptation, Ocular: The adjustment of the eye to variations in the intensity of light. Light adaptation is the adjustment of the eye when the light threshold is increased; DARK ADAPTATION when the light is greatly reduced. (From Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Adaptation, Physiological: The non-genetic biological changes of an organism in response to challenges in its ENVIRONMENT.Photoreceptor Cells: Specialized cells that detect and transduce light. They are classified into two types based on their light reception structure, the ciliary photoreceptors and the rhabdomeric photoreceptors with MICROVILLI. Ciliary photoreceptor cells use OPSINS that activate a PHOSPHODIESTERASE phosphodiesterase cascade. Rhabdomeric photoreceptor cells use opsins that activate a PHOSPHOLIPASE C cascade.Electroretinography: Recording of electric potentials in the retina after stimulation by light.Retinal Rod Photoreceptor Cells: Photosensitive afferent neurons located in the peripheral retina, with their density increases radially away from the FOVEA CENTRALIS. Being much more sensitive to light than the RETINAL CONE CELLS, the rod cells are responsible for twilight vision (at scotopic intensities) as well as peripheral vision, but provide no color discrimination.Darkness: The absence of light.Night Blindness: Failure or imperfection of vision at night or in dim light, with good vision only on bright days. (Dorland, 27th ed)Light: That portion of the electromagnetic spectrum in the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared range.Phycomyces: A genus of zygomycetous fungi in the family Mucoraceae, order MUCORALES, forming mycelia having a metallic sheen. It has been used for research on phototropism.Retina: The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.Night Vision: Function of the human eye that is used in dim illumination (scotopic intensities) or at nighttime. Scotopic vision is performed by RETINAL ROD PHOTORECEPTORS with high sensitivity to light and peak absorption wavelength at 507 nm near the blue end of the spectrum.Rhodopsin: A purplish-red, light-sensitive pigment found in RETINAL ROD CELLS of most vertebrates. It is a complex consisting of a molecule of ROD OPSIN and a molecule of 11-cis retinal (RETINALDEHYDE). Rhodopsin exhibits peak absorption wavelength at about 500 nm.Sensory Thresholds: The minimum amount of stimulus energy necessary to elicit a sensory response.Retinal Pigments: Photosensitive protein complexes of varied light absorption properties which are expressed in the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are OPSINS conjugated with VITAMIN A-based chromophores. Chromophores capture photons of light, leading to the activation of opsins and a biochemical cascade that ultimately excites the photoreceptor cells.Vision, Ocular: The process in which light signals are transformed by the PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS into electrical signals which can then be transmitted to the brain.Retinal Cone Photoreceptor Cells: Photosensitive afferent neurons located primarily within the FOVEA CENTRALIS of the MACULA LUTEA. There are three major types of cone cells (red, blue, and green) whose photopigments have different spectral sensitivity curves. Retinal cone cells operate in daylight vision (at photopic intensities) providing color recognition and central visual acuity.Vitamin A Deficiency: A nutritional condition produced by a deficiency of VITAMIN A in the diet, characterized by NIGHT BLINDNESS and other ocular manifestations such as dryness of the conjunctiva and later of the cornea (XEROPHTHALMIA). Vitamin A deficiency is a very common problem worldwide, particularly in developing countries as a consequence of famine or shortages of vitamin A-rich foods. In the United States it is found among the urban poor, the elderly, alcoholics, and patients with malabsorption. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1179)Retinaldehyde: A carotenoid constituent of visual pigments. It is the oxidized form of retinol which functions as the active component of the visual cycle. It is bound to the protein opsin forming the complex rhodopsin. When stimulated by visible light, the retinal component of the rhodopsin complex undergoes isomerization at the 11-position of the double bond to the cis-form; this is reversed in "dark" reactions to return to the native trans-configuration.Photic Stimulation: Investigative technique commonly used during ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY in which a series of bright light flashes or visual patterns are used to elicit brain activity.Chlorofluorocarbons, Methane: A group of methane-based halogenated hydrocarbons containing one or more fluorine and chlorine atoms.Cathode Ray Tube: A vacuum tube equipped with an electron emitting CATHODE and a fluorescent screen which emits visible light when excited by the cathode ray. Cathode ray tubes are used as imaging devises for TELEVISIONS; COMPUTER TERMINALS; TEXT TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES; oscilloscopes; and other DATA DISPLAY devices.Vitamin A: Retinol and derivatives of retinol that play an essential role in metabolic functioning of the retina, the growth of and differentiation of epithelial tissue, the growth of bone, reproduction, and the immune response. Dietary vitamin A is derived from a variety of CAROTENOIDS found in plants. It is enriched in the liver, egg yolks, and the fat component of dairy products.Flicker Fusion: The point or frequency at which all flicker of an intermittent light stimulus disappears.Ocular Physiological Phenomena: Processes and properties of the EYE as a whole or of any of its parts.Photoreceptor Cells, Vertebrate: Specialized PHOTOTRANSDUCTION neurons in the vertebrates, such as the RETINAL ROD CELLS and the RETINAL CONE CELLS. Non-visual photoreceptor neurons have been reported in the deep brain, the PINEAL GLAND and organs of the circadian system.Adaptation, Biological: Changes in biological features that help an organism cope with its ENVIRONMENT. These changes include physiological (ADAPTATION, PHYSIOLOGICAL), phenotypic and genetic changes.Retinoids: A group of tetraterpenes, with four terpene units joined head-to-tail. Biologically active members of this class are used clinically in the treatment of severe cystic ACNE; PSORIASIS; and other disorders of keratinization.Retinal Degeneration: A retrogressive pathological change in the retina, focal or generalized, caused by genetic defects, inflammation, trauma, vascular disease, or aging. Degeneration affecting predominantly the macula lutea of the retina is MACULAR DEGENERATION. (Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p304)Fundus Oculi: The concave interior of the eye, consisting of the retina, the choroid, the sclera, the optic disk, and blood vessels, seen by means of the ophthalmoscope. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Retinitis Pigmentosa: Hereditary, progressive degeneration of the neuroepithelium of the retina characterized by night blindness and progressive contraction of the visual field.Urodela: An order of the Amphibia class which includes salamanders and newts. They are characterized by usually having slim bodies and tails, four limbs of about equal size (except in Sirenidae), and a reduction in skull bones.Light Signal Transduction: The conversion of absorbed light energy into molecular signals.Color Vision Defects: Defects of color vision are mainly hereditary traits but can be secondary to acquired or developmental abnormalities in the CONES (RETINA). Severity of hereditary defects of color vision depends on the degree of mutation of the ROD OPSINS genes (on X CHROMOSOME and CHROMOSOME 3) that code the photopigments for red, green and blue.Ether: A mobile, very volatile, highly flammable liquid used as an inhalation anesthetic and as a solvent for waxes, fats, oils, perfumes, alkaloids, and gums. It is mildly irritating to skin and mucous membranes.Digestive System Diseases: Diseases in any part of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT or the accessory organs (LIVER; BILIARY TRACT; PANCREAS).Rod Opsins: Photosensitive proteins expressed in the ROD PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS. They are the protein components of rod photoreceptor pigments such as RHODOPSIN.Opsins: Photosensitive proteins in the membranes of PHOTORECEPTOR CELLS such as the rods and the cones. Opsins have varied light absorption properties and are members of the G-PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTORS family. Their ligands are VITAMIN A-based chromophores.Psychophysiology: The study of the physiological basis of human and animal behavior.Color Perception: Mental processing of chromatic signals (COLOR VISION) from the eye by the VISUAL CORTEX where they are converted into symbolic representations. Color perception involves numerous neurons, and is influenced not only by the distribution of wavelengths from the viewed object, but also by its background color and brightness contrast at its boundary.Color Perception Tests: Type of vision test used to determine COLOR VISION DEFECTS.cis-trans-Isomerases: Enzymes that catalyze the rearrangement of geometry about double bonds. EC 5.2.Ambystoma: A genus of the Ambystomatidae family. The best known species are the axolotl AMBYSTOMA MEXICANUM and the closely related tiger salamander Ambystoma tigrinum. They may retain gills and remain aquatic without developing all of the adult characteristics. However, under proper changes in the environment they metamorphose.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Macular Degeneration: Degenerative changes in the RETINA usually of older adults which results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the MACULA LUTEA) because of damage to the retina. It occurs in dry and wet forms.Bacteriorhodopsins: Rhodopsins found in the PURPLE MEMBRANE of halophilic archaea such as HALOBACTERIUM HALOBIUM. Bacteriorhodopsins function as an energy transducers, converting light energy into electrochemical energy via PROTON PUMPS.Pupil: The aperture in the iris through which light passes.Visual Acuity: Clarity or sharpness of OCULAR VISION or the ability of the eye to see fine details. Visual acuity depends on the functions of RETINA, neuronal transmission, and the interpretative ability of the brain. Normal visual acuity is expressed as 20/20 indicating that one can see at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity can also be influenced by brightness, color, and contrast.NepalFovea Centralis: An area approximately 1.5 millimeters in diameter within the macula lutea where the retina thins out greatly because of the oblique shifting of all layers except the pigment epithelium layer. It includes the sloping walls of the fovea (clivus) and contains a few rods in its periphery. In its center (foveola) are the cones most adapted to yield high visual acuity, each cone being connected to only one ganglion cell. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)Contrast Sensitivity: The ability to detect sharp boundaries (stimuli) and to detect slight changes in luminance at regions without distinct contours. Psychophysical measurements of this visual function are used to evaluate visual acuity and to detect eye disease.Photometry: Measurement of the various properties of light.Bruch Membrane: The inner layer of CHOROID, also called the lamina basalis choroideae, located adjacent to the RETINAL PIGMENT EPITHELIUM; (RPE) of the EYE. It is a membrane composed of the basement membranes of the choriocapillaris ENDOTHELIUM and that of the RPE. The membrane stops at the OPTIC NERVE, as does the RPE.Electrooculography: Recording of the average amplitude of the resting potential arising between the cornea and the retina in light and dark adaptation as the eyes turn a standard distance to the right and the left. The increase in potential with light adaptation is used to evaluate the condition of the retinal pigment epithelium.Retinal DiseasesKinetics: The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.Pigment Epithelium of Eye: The layer of pigment-containing epithelial cells in the RETINA; the CILIARY BODY; and the IRIS in the eye.Fungi: A kingdom of eukaryotic, heterotrophic organisms that live parasitically as saprobes, including MUSHROOMS; YEASTS; smuts, molds, etc. They reproduce either sexually or asexually, and have life cycles that range from simple to complex. Filamentous fungi, commonly known as molds, refer to those that grow as multicellular colonies.Visual Perception: The selecting and organizing of visual stimuli based on the individual's past experience.PhotochemistryVision Disorders: Visual impairments limiting one or more of the basic functions of the eye: visual acuity, dark adaptation, color vision, or peripheral vision. These may result from EYE DISEASES; OPTIC NERVE DISEASES; VISUAL PATHWAY diseases; OCCIPITAL LOBE diseases; OCULAR MOTILITY DISORDERS; and other conditions (From Newell, Ophthalmology: Principles and Concepts, 7th ed, p132).Visual Fields: The total area or space visible in a person's peripheral vision with the eye looking straightforward.Visual Field Tests: Method of measuring and mapping the scope of vision, from central to peripheral of each eye.Cats: The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)Eye ProteinsElectrophysiology: The study of the generation and behavior of electrical charges in living organisms particularly the nervous system and the effects of electricity on living organisms.
The neuronal basis of a sensory analyser, the acridid movement detector system. I. Effects of simple incremental and decremental stimuli in light and dark adapted animals. (1/1146)1. The response of the movement detector (MD) system to proportionally constant incremental and decremental stimuli has been studied at various degrees of light and dark adaptation. Action potentials in the descending contralateral movement detector neurone were taken as the indicator of response. 2. Over a range of at least six log10 units of adapting luminance, the MD system behaves as an ON/OFF unit, giving responses to both incremental and decremental changes in the illumination of a 5 degrees target. 3. With increasing amplitudes of stimuli, both the ON and OFF responses saturate rapidly. Saturation is reached sooner at higher levels of light adaptation. At all levels of light adaptation, the OFF response is greater than the ON. The ratio for saturating stimuli is approximately constant at around 3:2. 4. At the brightest adapting luminances used (20 000 cd/m2) the ON response is reduced but not lost. At the lowest (0-004 cd/m2) the OFF response to a 5 degrees disc fails, but can be regained by increasing the test area to 10 degrees. 5. From what is known of the retina of locusts and other insects, it is thought that light and dark adaptation in the MD system can be adequately explained by events at the retinula cell. (+info)
Occupancy of the chromophore binding site of opsin activates visual transduction in rod photoreceptors. (2/1146)The retinal analogue beta-ionone was used to investigate possible physiological effects of the noncovalent interaction between rod opsin and its chromophore 11-cis retinal. Isolated salamander rod photoreceptors were exposed to bright light that bleached a significant fraction of their pigment, were allowed to recover to a steady state, and then were exposed to beta-ionone. Our experiments show that in bleach-adapted rods beta-ionone causes a decrease in light sensitivity and dark current and an acceleration of the dim flash photoresponse and the rate constants of guanylyl cyclase and cGMP phosphodiesterase. Together, these observations indicate that in bleach-adapted rods beta-ionone activates phototransduction in the dark. Control experiments showed no effect of beta-ionone in either fully dark-adapted or background light-adapted cells, indicating direct interaction of beta-ionone with the free opsin produced by bleaching. We speculate that beta-ionone binds specifically in the chromophore pocket of opsin to produce a complex that is more catalytically potent than free opsin alone. We hypothesize that a similar reaction may occur in the intact retina during pigment regeneration. We propose a model of rod pigment regeneration in which binding of 11-cis retinal to opsin leads to activation of the complex accompanied by a decrease in light sensitivity. The subsequent covalent attachment of retinal to opsin completely inactivates opsin and leads to the recovery of sensitivity. Our findings resolve the conflict between biochemical and physiological data concerning the effect of the occupancy of the chromophore binding site on the catalytic potency of opsin. We show that binding of beta-ionone to rod opsin produces effects opposite to its previously described effects on cone opsin. We propose that this distinction is due to a fundamental difference in the interaction of rod and cone opsins with retinal, which may have implications for the different physiology of the two types of photoreceptors. (+info)
Hypersensitivity in the anterior median eye of a jumping spider. (3/1146)Changes in sensitivity of the photoreceptor cells of the anterior median eye of the jumping spider Menemerus confusus Boes. et Str. have been studied by recording electroretinograms (ERGs) and receptor potentials. The amplitudes of the responses (ERGs and receptor potentials) increase during repetitive stimulation, with a maximum increase at 3-5 s intervals. The sensitivity of the photoreceptor cell is greater for about 60 s following illumination (maximum magnitude at 3-5 s) than it is during complete dark adaptation. This phenomenon, which we call 'hypersensitivity', is lost within one day following surgery in physiological saline. Upon loss of hypersensitivity, the sensitivity decrease during light adaptation is greater than for the normal eye and the small increase of sensitivity following the onset of illumination observed for the normal eye is lost. (+info)
Retinoid kinetics in eye tissues of VPP transgenic mice and their normal littermates. (4/1146)PURPOSE: VPP mice, which possess a mutant transgene for opsin (V20G, P23H, P27L), exhibit a progressive rod degeneration that resembles one form of human autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. In the present study the association of the development of VPP rod degeneration with abnormal operation of the retinoid visual cycle was examined. METHODS: Dark-adapted VPP mice and normal littermates were anesthetized and the pupils dilated. One eye of each animal was illuminated for 2 minutes; the other eye was shielded from the light and served as a control. Each animal was then dark adapted for a defined period (0-300 minutes) and killed. Retinoids contained in the retina, retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), and extracellular medium were recovered by means of formaldehyde-, isopropanol- and ethanol-based extractions and analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography. RESULTS: Total amounts of retinoid recovered from unilluminated eyes of 2-month-old normal and VPP mice were 425 +/- 90 picomoles per eye and 115 +/- 33 picomoles per eye, respectively (mean +/- SD). Relative distributions of retinoids within normal and VPP eyes were similar. In normal and VPP animals, illumination for 2 minutes produced a similar immediate reduction in the molar percent of total retinoid represented by 11-cis retinal in the retina (average reduction of 34% and 28% in normal and VPP animals, respectively) and a similar transient increase of all-trans retinal in the retina. In both groups the decline of all-trans retinal was accompanied by an increase in total retinyl ester. In normal and VPP animals, a period of approximately 40 minutes or more preceded initiation of the recovery of 11-cis retinal in the retina, and the time course of this recovery was generally similar to that for the decline of retinyl ester. The overall dark-adaptation period required for half-completion of 11-cis retinal recovery was approximately 150 minutes. In neither group did illumination produce a substantial peak of all-trans retinol in the retina. CONCLUSIONS: The evident approximately fourfold reduction of total retinoid in the eyes of 2-month-old VPP mice is consistent with histologic and electroretinographic abnormalities determined in previous studies. Despite this marked abnormality in retinoid content, retinoid cycling in the VPP is remarkably similar to that in normal littermates. The data place constraints on the functional consequences of any abnormality in retinoid processing that may be present at this stage of the VPP rod degeneration. (+info)
Ocular signs and symptoms and vitamin A status in patients with cystic fibrosis treated with daily vitamin A supplements. (5/1146)BACKGROUND/AIMS: Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) may have low plasma vitamin A levels from malabsorption, zinc deficiency, liver disease, or poor compliance with prescribed supplements. In view of the increasing number of adults with CF, many of whom drive cars, it is important to assess vitamin A status. In our centre an attempt has been made to achieve normal levels of fat soluble vitamins by annual estimation of plasma levels and appropriate oral supplementation. This study aimed to determine if this approach prevents vitamin A deficiency and the consequent problems with dark adaptation. METHODS: The study was conducted at the regional adult and paediatric cystic fibrosis unit and the patients were recruited from there. Dark adaptation studies were conducted at the department of ophthalmology, St James's University Hospital. All patients are regularly seen in the outpatient department by a CF specialist dietitian and have a comprehensive annual dietary assessment. 28 patients had the following investigations: serum retinol, plasma zinc, serum retinol binding protein, liver function tests, dark adaptation, contrast sensitivity, and anterior ocular surface status. 25 age and sex matched controls without CF or ocular pathology were also recruited for the dark adaptation study. RESULTS: None of the patients had vitamin A deficiency, the median value of serum retinol being 48 microg/dl, range 31-80 microg/dl (normal range 30-80 microg/dl). Dark adaptation was normal in all cases compared with the control group where the mean value was 3.4 log units of threshold luminance (95% confidence interval 2.4-4.0). None of the test group had a value of threshold luminance 2 SD above the mean value for the control group. Eight patients had reduced contrast sensitivity. The median value for serum zinc was 14.2 micromol/ l, range 13-81 micromol/l (normal range 8-23 micromol/l) and the median value for retinol binding protein was 36 mg/l, range 13-81 mg/l (normal range 35-58 mg/l). There was no correlation between dark adaptation and serum retinol, zinc, or retinol binding protein. Two patients had clinical evidence of dry eye. CONCLUSION: Regular estimates of plasma vitamin A together with appropriate supplementation and expert dietetic review can maintain normal dark adaptation in patients with cystic fibrosis. The occurrence of reduced contrast sensitivity function is well documented but remains an unexplained phenomenon and deserves further study. (+info)
Testing optimum viewing conditions for mammographic image displays. (6/1146)The viewbox luminance and viewing room light level are important parameters in a medical film display, but these parameters have not had much attention. Spatial variations and too much room illumination can mask real signal or create the false perception of a signal. This presentation looks at how scotopic light sources and dark-adapted radiologists may identify more real diseases. (+info)
Effects of inhibiting glutamine synthetase and blocking glutamate uptake on b-wave generation in the isolated rat retina. (7/1146)The purpose of the present experiments was to evaluate the contribution of the glutamate-glutamine cycle in retinal glial (Muller) cells to photoreceptor cell synaptic transmission. Dark-adapted isolated rat retinas were superfused with oxygenated bicarbonate-buffered media. Recordings were made of the b-wave of the electroretinogram as a measure of light-induced photoreceptor to ON-bipolar neuron transmission. L-methionine sulfoximine (1-10 mM) was added to superfusion media to inhibit glutamine synthetase, a Muller cell specific enzyme, by more than 99% within 5-10 min, thereby disrupting the conversion of glutamate to glutamine in the Muller cells. Threo-hydroxyaspartic acid and D-aspartate were used to block glutamate transporters. The amplitude of the b-wave was well maintained for 1-2 h provided 0.25 mM glutamate or 0.25 mM glutamine was included in the media. Without exogenous glutamate or glutamine the amplitude of the b-wave declined by about 70% within 1 h. Inhibition of glutamate transporters led to a rapid (2-5 min) reversible loss of the b-wave in the presence and absence of the amino acids. In contrast, inhibition of glutamine synthetase did not alter significantly either the amplitude of the b-wave in the presence of glutamate or glutamine or the rate of decline of the b-wave found in the absence of these amino acids. Excellent recovery of the b-wave was found when 0.25 mM glutamate was resupplied to L-methionine sulfoximine-treated retinas. The results suggest that in the isolated rat retina uptake of released glutamate into photoreceptors plays a more important role in transmitter recycling than does uptake of glutamate into Muller cells and its subsequent conversion to glutamine. (+info)
Light adaptation and dark adaptation of human rod photoreceptors measured from the a-wave of the electroretinogram. (8/1146)1. We recorded the a-wave of the human electroretinogram from subjects with normal vision, using a corneal electrode and ganzfeld (full-field) light stimulation. From analysis of the rising phase of rod-isolated flash responses we determined the maximum size (amax) of the a-wave, a measure of the massed circulating current of the rods, and the amplification constant (A) of transduction within the rod photoreceptors. 2. During light adaptation by steady backgrounds the maximal response was reduced, as reported previously. amax declined approximately as I0/(I0 + IB), where IB is retinal illuminance and I0 is a constant. In different subjects I0 ranged from 40 to 100 trolands, with a mean of 70 trolands, corresponding to about 600 photoisomerizations s-1 per rod. (1 troland is the retinal illuminance that results when a surface luminance of 1 cd m-2 is viewed through a pupil area of 1 mm2.) The amplification constant A decreased only slightly in the presence of steady backgrounds. 3. Following a full bleach amax recovered along an S-shaped curve over a period of 30 min. There was no detectable response for the first 5 min, and half-maximal recovery took 13-17 min. 4. The apparent amplification constant decreased at early times after large bleaches. However, upon correction for reduced light absorption due to loss of pigment, with regeneration of rhodopsin occurring with a time constant of 9-15 min in different subjects, it appeared that the true value of A was probably unchanged by bleaching. 5. The recovery of amax following a bleach could be converted into recovery of equivalent background intensity, using a 'Crawford transformation' derived from the light adaptation results. Following bleaches ranging from 10 to > 99 %, the equivalent background intensity decayed approximately exponentially, with a time constant of about 3 min. 6. The time taken for amax to recover to a fixed proportion of its original level increased approximately linearly (rather than logarithmically) with fractional bleach, with a slope of about 12 min per 100 % bleach. Similar behaviour has previously been seen in psychophysical dark adaptation experiments, for the dependence of the 'second component' of recovery on the level of bleaching. (+info)
Dark adaptation threshold
... (DAT) is a vision test that measures the adjustment of the eye occurring under low levels of ... In order to perform this test, the child is asked to sit in the dark for a half-hour. This allows the eyes to be most sensitive ... Once the patient can no longer see the spots, the dark adapted threshold is determined. The DAT test lasts for about 10 to 15 ...
Accelerating dark adaptation in humans
Rod cells are much slower to adapt to the dark and it is believed to take days for these cells to reach full dark adaptation. ... Dark adaptation was further accelerated following 75 days of treatment. A subsequent study by Kemp et al. studied dark ... included accelerated dark adaptation, which would be valuable for night bombing missions. Human eye Retina Dark adaptor goggles ... the use of red lights and red lens glasses has become a common practise for accelerating dark adaptation. In order for dark ...
doi:10.1111/j.2044-8295.1939.tb00948.x. Craik, K. J. W.; Vernon, M. D. (July 1941). "The nature of dark adaptation". British ... doi:10.1111/j.2044-8295.1941.tb01010.x. Craik, K. J. W.; Vernon, M. D. (January 1942). "Perception during dark adaptation". ... Craik, K. J. W. (January 1939). "The effect of adaptation upon visual acuity". British Journal of Psychology. General Section. ...
Walter Richard Miles
These goggles helped with dark adaptation and could be worn at night so that flyers would immediately be ready for emergency ... Miles, W.R. (1943). "Red goggles for producing dark adaptation". Federal Proceedings of American Society for Experimental ... Miles, W.R. (1943). "Red goggles for producing dark adaptation". Federal Proceedings of American Society for Experimental ...
McMurdo, M E; Gaskell, A (1991). "Dark adaptation and falls in the elderly". Gerontology. 37 (4): 221-4. PMID 1916313. " ... placed for comfort or convenience in dark areas or areas that may become dark at certain times, such as at night or in an ... "Avoiding Depression: Sleeping in Dark Room May Help". Live Science. Retrieved 23 June 2015. Hyman, Mark (8 November 2013). "How ... and only switch on when somebody is passing by in the dark. With the availability of low-cost LEDs, many different variants ...
Hermann Rudolph Aubert
He conducted several experiments involving the phenomenon of dark adaptation; namely the eye's ability to regain its ... This phenomenon is particularly evident in the dark. His earlier work dealt with zoological issues, such as studies of ... sensitivity in the dark after it had been exposed to bright lights. With ophthalmologist Richard Förster (1825-1902), he ...
Kruithof curve Dark adaptation Dark adaptor goggles Frisby JP (1980). Seeing: Illusion, Brain and Mind. Oxford University Press ... The Purkinje effect (sometimes called the Purkinje shift or dark adaptation) is the tendency for the peak luminance sensitivity ... By using red lights, the animal subjects are kept "in the dark" (the active period for nocturnal animals), but the human ... Purkyně noticed that his favorite flowers appeared bright red on a sunny afternoon, while at dawn they looked very dark. He ...
Kihara AH, de Castro LM, Moriscot AS, Hamassaki DE (May 2006). "Prolonged dark adaptation changes connexin expression in the ...
Plant stress measurement
Dark adaptation times vary from about fifteen minutes to overnight. Some researchers will only use pre-dawn values. Y(II) is a ... These tests commonly require overnight dark adaptation, and fifteen to twenty minutes in lighted conditions to reach steady ... Fv/Fm tests whether or not plant stress affects photosystem II in a dark adapted state. Fv/Fm is the most used chlorophyll ... It compares the dark-adapted leaf pre-photosynthetic fluorescent state, called minimum fluorescence, or Fo, to maximum ...
AGC can be compared to the dark adaptation mechanism in the human eye; on entering a dark room the gain of the eye is increased ...
However, an RI higher than 6.5 indicates impaired dark adaptation. Numerous clinical studies have shown that dark adaptation ... dark adaptation using an instrument known as a dark adaptometer. Currently, there is one commercially available dark ... Dark adaptation is far quicker and deeper in young people than the elderly. A minor mechanism of adaptation is the pupillary ... Insufficiency of adaptation most commonly presents as insufficient adaptation to dark environment, called night blindness or ...
... -containing ganglion cells, like rods and cones, exhibit both light and dark adaptation; they adjust their ... However, blind humans are still able to entrain to the environmental light-dark cycle, despite having no conscious perception ... Deletion of only one photopigment does not eliminate the organism's ability to entrain to environmental light-dark cycles, but ... Wong KY, Dunn FA, Berson DM (Dec 2005). "Photoreceptor adaptation in intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells". ...
An abnormal electroretinogram (ERG) with respect to light and dark adaptations indicates AIR. The ERG also allows ...
This is called Dark Adaptation. Auditory adaptation, as perceptual adaptation with other senses, is the process by which ... One has to distinguish fast adaptation from slow adaptation. Fast adaptation occurs immediately after stimulus presentation i.e ... When one goes into a dark room, it takes a while to adjust to the darkness and much is the same when one goes from a dark room ... Neural adaptation or sensory adaptation is a change over time in the responsiveness of the sensory system to a constant ...
Deh Cho Bridge
It has fairly minimal lighting, citing dark-adaptation for drivers and reduced risk to migratory birds. Extreme weather ...
"The divided eye of the isopod Glyptonotus antarcticus: effects of unilateral dark adaptation and temperature elevation". ...
"Mutations in the gene encoding 11-cis retinol dehydrogenase cause delayed dark adaptation and fundus albipunctatus". Nat. Genet ...
... dark adaptation testing may be performed. A dark adaptometer can detect subclinical AMD at least three years earlier than it is ... Owsley, Cynthia (October 30, 2015). "Delayed Rod-Mediated Dark Adaptation Is a Functional Biomarker for Incident Early Age- ... "Delayed Rod-Mediated Dark Adaptation Is a Functional Biomarker for Incident Early Age-Related Macular Degeneration". ... specifically dark ones from dark ones and light ones from light ones A loss in contrast sensitivity Macular degeneration by ...
The ABCR -/- knockout mouse has delayed dark adaptation but normal final rod threshold relative to controls. This suggests bulk ... STGD is characterized by reduced visual acuity and color vision, loss of central (macular) vision, delayed dark adaptation, and ...
Effects of Unilateral Dark Adaptation and Temperature Elevation". Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 215 (1201): 433-450. doi: ...
The limiting magnitude will depend on the observer, and will increase with the eye's dark adaptation. On a relatively clear sky ... The International Dark-Sky Association has been vocal in championing the cause of reducing skyglow and light pollution. The ... From relatively dark suburban areas, the limiting magnitude is frequently closer to 5 or somewhat fainter, but from very remote ... This corresponds to roughly 250 visible stars, or one-tenth the number that can be perceived under perfectly dark skies. From ...
... effects of unilateral dark adaptation and temperature elevation". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B 215: 433-450. ... They can distinguish between light and dark, but no more. This enables snails to keep out of direct sunlight. In organisms ... The structures of the eye labelled Another view of the eye and the structures of the eye labelled Adaptation (eye) (Night ... The simplest "eyes", such as those in microorganisms, do nothing but detect whether the surroundings are light or dark, which ...
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"Diabetic Retinopathy and A Novel Treatment Based On The Biophysics Of Rod Photoreceptors And Dark Adaptation by Geoffrey. B. ...
John R. Hetling
2004). Dark adaptation of rod photoreceptors in normal subjects, and in patients with stargardt disease and an ABCA4 mutation. ... Silva GA, Hetling JR & Pepperberg, D.R. (2001). Dynamic and steady-state light adaptation of mouse rod photoreceptors in vivo. ...
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Purpose: : This paper reports on investigation of dark adaptation as a new clinical trial endpoint for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The ultimate goal is to facilitate clinical trials for development of early-stage interventions by validating dark adaptation as a surrogate marker for future vision loss in AMD. Methods: : It has previously been shown that dark adaptation speed is a sensitive biomarker for AMD from its earliest stages, and that the amount of dark adaptation impairment closely correlates with disease severity. We have developed a dark adaptometer specifically tailored for use as a clinical trial endpoint measure. Like other dark adaptometers, our AdaptRx provides for photobleaching of the retina with subsequent measurement of sensitivity recovery. However, it also allows precise control of the primary variables affecting dark adaptation kinetics: intensity of the bleaching light and location of the stimulus for recovery measurements. Furthermore, we have developed a ...
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Light regulates the expression and function of aquaporins, which are involved in water and solute transport. In Arabidopsis thaliana, mRNA levels of one of the aquaporin genes, TIP2;2, increase during dark adaptation and decrease under far-red light illumination, but the effects of light at the protein level and on the mechanism of light regulation remain unknown. Numerous studies have described the light regulation of aquaporin genes, but none have identified the regulatory mechanisms behind this regulation via specific photoreceptor signaling. In this paper, we focus on the role of phytochrome A (phyA) signaling in the regulation of the TIP2;2 protein. We generated Arabidopsis transgenic plants expressing a TIP2;2-GFP fusion protein driven by its own promoter, and showed several differences in TIP2;2 behavior between wild type and the phyA mutant. Fluorescence of TIP2;2-GFP protein in the endodermis of roots in the wild-type seedlings increased during dark adaptation, but not in the phyA mutant. The
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Abstract: : Purpose:To study the time scale of arrestin migration during light and dark adaptation. Methods: F1 progeny from transgenic Xenopus laevis expressing a Xenopus arrestin-GFP fusion protein in rod photoreceptors were fixed at different intervals during light and dark adaptation. For the light-adaptation series, tadpoles were dark adapted overnight, and fixed (3.7% formaldehyde/87% methanol) following exposure to light for 15, 30, 60, and 120 minutes. For the dark-adaptation series, tadpoles were dark adapted overnight, light adapted for 60 minutes, and then dark adapted for 15, 30, 60, 120, and 270 minutes and fixed. Frozen retinal sections were analyzed using fluorescence confocal microscopy. Results: In fully dark-adapted retinas, arrestin-GFP was retained almost exclusively in the rod inner segment (RIS). The fusion protein was not apparent in the outer segment except in the ciliary stalk. After 15, 30 and 60 minutes of light exposure, arrestin-GFP migrated to the proximal third, ...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate whether taking 4-methylpyrazole (4-MP, fomepizole, Antizol™) inhibits dark adaptation of the eye. In other words, we are testing if 4-MP slows the processing of vitamin A derivatives in the eye. By slowing down these processes, individuals with Stargardt disease may have better chances of saving their remaining vision. 4-MP has been shown to slow dark adaptation in animals, and is FDA approved for human use to treat individuals with methanol or ethylene glycol (antifreeze) poisoning by shutting down the bodys ability to process alcohols. This medication has an excellent safety profile and has been reported to have no short-term or long-term side effects, as long as patients refrain from any alcohol while the medication is in the body. A single dose of 4-MP remains in the body for about 12 hours, and therefore, it may inhibit dark adaptation of your eyes for up to 12 hours. Studying the effects of 4-MP may lead to effective medical treatment to save ...
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Figure 1: Dark adaptation curves. Purple: rod adaptation curve. Green: cone adaptation curve. Red: two-stage dark adaptation curve of both rods and cones. The initial time delay between "light-adapted sensibility" and beginning of the curves is due to delay between time the lights are switched off and when measurement of curves start. ...
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Phosphorylation of rhodopsin by rhodopsin kinase GRK1 is an important desensitization mechanism in scotopic vision. For cone vision GRK1 is not essential. However, cone opsin is phosphorylated following light stimulation. In cone-dominant animals as well as in humans, but not in rodents, GRK7, a cone-specific homolog of GRK1, has been identified in cone outer segments. To investigate the function of GRK7 in vivo, we cloned two orthologs of grk7 in zebrafish and knocked down gene expression of grk7a in zebrafish larvae by morpholino antisense nucleotides. Photoresponse recovery in Grk7a-deficient larvae was delayed in electroretinographic measurements, and temporal contrast sensitivity was reduced, particularly under bright-light conditions. These results show that function of a cone-specific kinase is essential for cone vision in the zebrafish retina and argue that pigment bleaching and spontaneous decay alone are not sufficient for light adaptation and rapid cone response inactivation. ...
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Average OP amplitudes and implicit times in CTRL and diabetic DR or DM subjects in response to ISCEV dim (−2.0 log cd s/m2), Test Flash 1 (−1.4 log cd s/m2), Test Flash 2 (−0.8 log cd s/m2), and ISCEV bright (0.39 log cd s/m2). (A) OP1 amplitudes were significantly reduced compared with CTRL (two-way rmANOVA F(6, 94) = 7.39, P , 0.001) for the DR group with Test Flash 2. With ISCEV bright flashes, OP1 amplitudes showed reductions for DM and DR versus CTRL, and for DM versus DR. (B) OP1 implicit times were significantly delayed compared with CTRL (rmANOVA F[6, 86] = 2.73, P , 0.02) for the DR group with ISCEV dim and for DM and DR versus CTRL for Test Flash 1. (C) OP2 amplitudes were reduced compared with CTRL (rmANOVA F[6, 94] = 3.42, P = 0.006) for DR group with Test Flash 2, and with ISCEV bright for the DM and DR groups versus CTRL and DR versus DM. (D) OP2 implicit times were delayed compared with CTRL and DM (rmANOVA, F[6, 85] = 3.82, P , 0.003) for DR with ISCEV dim, for DM and DR ...
Description: The present study is a part of a long-time cooperative study of the Home Economics Department of the North Texas State Teachers College, begun in 1940. The purpose is to compare the dark adaptations of second and third-grade children made in 1940 with those made of the same children in 1941 and in 1942. Also included in this study is the comparison of a group of freshmen college men made in 1940 with a group of twenty-five men made in 1942. An attempt is also made to determine whether an individual has higher dark adaptation on sunshiny days than on cloudy days. ...
Measurements are reported of the effects of respiratory stresses upon the absolute threshold of peripheral (rod) vision. Since subjects were kept wholly dark adapted and the photochemical system of the rods therefore stationary, the changes recorded may be assumed to have originated more centrally. To this degree the measurements provide a quantitative index of central nervous imbalance.. Breathing room air or 32 to 36 per cent oxygen at about double the normal rate causes the visual threshold to fall to approximately half the normal value within 5 to 10 minutes.. This change is due primarily to alkalosis induced by the hyperventilation, and can be abolished or reversed by adding carbon dioxide to the inspired mixtures. Normal or rapid breathing of 2 per cent carbon dioxide causes no change in threshold; with 5 per cent carbon dioxide the threshold is approximately doubled.. Breathing 10 per cent oxygen at the normal rate also approximately doubles the threshold. This effect is compensated in ...
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Electroretinograms (ERGs) of 12-wk-old puppies revealed significantly improved visual performance in dogs fed the highest amounts of (n-3) LCPUFAs (P < 0.05). These puppies demonstrated improved rod response (improved amplitude and implicit time of the a-wave, P < 0.05). Puppies from the low (n-3) fatty acid group exhibited the poorest ERG responses compared with the high-marine or high-vegetable (n-3) groups ...
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Vision requires the photoreceptors in the eye to rapidly respond to changes in light intensity. These processes are accomplished within rod photoreceptors by the visual pigment rhodopsin that initiates a downstream signaling cascade called phototransduction. Rhodopsin is composed of an apoprotein opsin that is covalently bonded with light sensitive 11-cis retinal. Rhodopsin is activated when 11-cis retinal is photoisomerized into all-trans retinal. This isomerization initiates the phototransduction cascade that culminates in a change in current at the plasma membrane. Rhodopsin, once activated ("bleached"), can no longer absorb photons to activate phototransduction, and must be regenerated through the visual cycle. To enable the photoreceptors to respond to rapid changes in light intensities, phototransduction must terminate in a timely manner. Deactivation involves phosphorylation of activated rhodopsin by rhodopsin kinase, and then binding of visual arrestin. Exposing rods to daylight bleaches ...
Some persons report consistent difficulties in seeing at night, even when they are fully dark-adapted. They cannot detect objects readily visible to others and show both confusion and slow recovery after brief exposure to relatively bright light sources. Maneuvering in dimly illuminated spaces and driving or flying at night present serious problems to these individuals. The presence of such a history, whether the disturbance in sight is of recent appearance or long-standing, is usually taken as prima facie evidence of night blindness.. However, a sharp distinction must be made between night blindness as indicated by such reported difficulties and nyctalopia, or true night blindness, which may be diagnosed only on the basis of an accurate measurement of retinal sensitivity. Many, if not most, of those individuals who report difficulty in seeing at night prove to be psychoneurotic. Many who have unusually insensitive retinas, on the other hand, do not report special difficulties in seeing at ...
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RMDA in the study eye was assessed by the AdaptDx, a computerized dark adaptometer (MacuLogix, Middletown, PA). Following pupillary dilation with 1% tropicamide and 2.5% phenylephrine hydrochloride, the participants head was positioned in the forehead chinrest. Trial lenses were used to refract the eye for the test distance as needed, and the fellow eye was covered with an opaque eye patch. An infrared camera provided a view of the eye for the examiner, who facilitated the positioning of the eye with respect to the red fixation light using a reticule superimposed on the eyes image. Testing began with a partial photo-bleach flash (0.8-ms duration, 1.8 × 104 scot cd/m2 s intensity, an equivalent 76% bleach23) subtending 4° and centered at 11° on the inferior vertical meridian (i.e., superior vertical meridian on the retina). This was also the location of the test target. Threshold measurement for a 2° diameter, 500-nm circular target began 15 seconds after the bleaching flash. Log thresholds ...
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The Gnat1−/− mouse provides a unique opportunity to determine what happens to cone signals in the retina in the absence of rod phototransduction. It employs a genetic manipulation whose primary effect on rod phototransduction  is well understood, highly specific, and should be consistent between individuals and stable across time. Furthermore, while Gnat1−/− mice suffer slight retinal degeneration , its magnitude is much less than in other models of inherited rod dysfunction [24-26]. Under all conditions, the Gnat1−/− cone ERG b-wave had consistently enhanced amplitude and reduced implicit time compared to wild-type controls. It is possible that unexpected secondary effects of Gnat1-loss on retinal wiring (e.g., modest rod photoreceptor loss could reduce the leak of cone signals into neighboring rods through gap junctions) could contribute to these effects. Strain differences could also be a consideration as Gnat1−/− mice have mixed C57BL/6:Sv129 background, although this ...
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The eye possesses a remarkable capability to become sensitive to light. Light perception of the eye can increase by a factor of 10 billion from full sunlight to the least light perceptible. There are two major components of dark adaptation namely dilatation of the pupil and the photochemical alterations of the retina. The pupil can alter in size in response to light by constricting and to the dark by dilating. The upper and lower limits of pupil size are 3mm and 7mm. This variation is equal to over 500% alteration in light entering the pupil from fully constricted to fully dilated. Although not adequate to achieve full dark and light adaptation, pupil size alters rapidly and gives, within 15 to 20 seconds, an appreciable increase in the ability to see in dim light. One major factor which must be understood however is that the pupil size controls the amount of light actually available for the retina to "see" with and an inability to fully dilate the pupil will severely limit light perception even ...
I have contributed to the identification of charge accumulating complexes at both the donor and acceptor side of Photosystem 2 (PS II in the above graphic). The paper I enjoyed the most was the one that described for the first time absorbance changes in the near ultraviolet that showed a periodicity of four and in a series of flashes following a dark adaptation period. These were interpreted as caused by respectively the oxygen evolving complex at the donor side, later identified as a manganese containing molecule and a quinone at the acceptor side of PS II (MPJ Pulles, HJ Van Gorkom, JG Willemsen (1976) Absorbance changes due to the charge-accumulating species in System 2 of photosynthesis, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics Volume 449, Issue 3, Pages 536-540). ...
b. Dark-adapted static threshold perimetric profiles along the horizontal meridian for the central 60 degrees. For the normal, the lines delimit +/- 2 standard deviations from the mean normal using the 500 nm stimulus (rod-mediated detection, upper set) and a 650 nm stimulus at the cone plateau (cone-mediated detection, lower set). For the patient profiles, the curves describe the responses to the two different stimulus wavelengths used. Letters above the sensitivity measurements in the patient are the photoreceptor mediations for detection of the 500 and 650 nm stimuli: C = cone detection. N = nasal; T = temporal. ...
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The light-sensitive tissue of the retina slowly deteriorates over many years in people with RP. As this tissue dies, it stops sending signals to the brain, and some vision is lost. Eye exams show abnormal dark spots (pigments) sprinkled around the retina. Early cataracts can also occur, as well as a swelling of the retina…
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Selective inner retinal dysfunction precedes ganglion cell loss in a mouse glaucoma model | British Journal of Ophthalmology
Background/aims: To correlate ganglion cell function with defined parameters of the elevated intraocular pressure profile (IOP) in a mouse glaucoma model and to determine the temporal relationship of these functional changes with ganglion cell death. Methods: Unilateral chronic ocular hypertension was induced in C57BL6/J mice by laser ablation of the limbal episcleral veins. Scotopic flash electroretinograms were recorded after 5, 10, 20, and 40 days to isolate specific outer and inner retinal responses. Inner retinal function was correlated with the pressure differential between treated and non-treated eyes at time of ERG recording, and with the cumulative IOP insult (the integral of the IOP.time profile). Peripheral and central ganglion cell densities were quantified by Brn-3 immunohistochemistry. Results: Elevated IOP induced a preferential deficit in inner retinal function. The positive scotopic threshold response (pSTR) was suppressed by 68% on day five, by 50% on day 10, by 54% on day 20, ...
Characterization of calpain II in the retina and photoreceptor outer segments | Journal of Cell Science
Calpain II was purified to apparent homogeneity from bovine neural retinas. It was found to be biochemically similar to brain calpain II, purified by the same procedure, with respect to: subunit mobility in SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis; Ca2+ sensitivity; inhibition by calpeptin and other cysteine protease inhibitors; and optimal pH. Semithin cryosections were immuno-labeled with antibodies specific for the catalytic subunit of calpain II. Calpain II was detected in most layers of the retina, with the most pronounced label present in the plexiform layers (synaptic regions) and the photoreceptor outer segments. In dark-adapted retinas, the label was distributed throughout the outer segments. In light-adapted retinas, outer segment labeling was concentrated in the connecting cilium, and the inner segments were labeled. A partially pure preparation of calpain II from isolated rod outer segments was found to have the same biochemical characteristics as calpain II prepared in the same way ...
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The origin of this phenomenon is unknown. Excessive extracellular potassium in the retina has been hypothesized, but not proven as the pathophysiological basis of the Mizuo-Nakamura phenomenon.(5) A case report of retinal detachment seen in a patient with Oguchi disease reported that the detached retina lost its golden reflex, but partially regained the reflex 7 months after segmental buckling surgery. The area of the golden sheen had enlarged during the following 14 months. This result suggested that a connection between the retinal pigment epithelium and sensory retina must be necessary for the abnormal fundus reflex to occur.(8) In another patient with Oguchi disease, diffuse, fine, white particles, which do not exist in normal subjects, were clearly demonstrated in the light-adapted retina with helium-neon laser. These particles were not seen by scanning laser ophthalmoscopy with the use of argon and infrared lasers, suggesting that they appear to be located in the outer retina, retina ...
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THE NATURE OF FOVEAL DARK ADAPTATION.
The method includes a control of the initial light adaptation, a record of the exact beginnin ... After a discussion of the sources of error involved in the study of dark adaptation, an apparatus and a procedure are described ... Dark adaptation follows the "dark" reaction; sensory equilibrium is represented by the stationary state; and light adaptation ... The method includes a control of the initial light adaptation, a record of the exact beginning of dark adaptation, and an ...http://www.biomedsearch.com/nih/Nature-foveal-dark-adaptation/19871919.html
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Intracellular recordings from gecko photoreceptors during light and dark adaptation. | JGP
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EFFECT OF VITAMIN A TREATMENT ON THE PROLONGATION OF DARK ADAPTATION IN STARGARDT'S DYSTROPHY
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... dark adaptation in eyes with a range of AMD phenotypes to investigate the temporal and spatial gradients in dark adaptation. ... Methods : Dark adaptation kinetics were measured simultaneously in 8 retinal locations in one eye of 36 patients (age 53-88). ... Oliver John Flynn, Catherine A Cukras, Brett G Jeffrey; Spatial Mapping of Dark Adaptation Kinetics in Intermediate AMD and ... Conclusions : RITslope, which measures spatial change in dark adaptation kinetics, increases with AMD severity and RPD. These ...https://iovs.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2640583
Symptomatic abnormalities of dark adaptation in patients with age-related Bruch's membrane change. | British Journal of...
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- Delayed rod-mediated dark adaptation (DA) is characteristic of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and also can be observed in some older adults in normal macular health. (ocusciences.com)
- This study aimed to identify the pre-adapting light intensity that generated the maximum separation in the parameters of dark adaptation between participants with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and healthy control participants in the minimum recording time. (city.ac.uk)
- Remember that massive three-movie, two-TV-season adaptation of Stephen King's epic The Dark Tower ? (syfy.com)
- Star Trek director J.J. Abrams and his producing partner, Damon Lindelof ( Lost ), told IGN.com that they have been working on a film adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel series The Dark Tower , according to a report on MTV.com . (syfy.com)
- Intracellular recordings were obtained from rods in the Gekko gekko retina and the adaptation characteristics of their responses studied during light and dark adaptation. (rupress.org)
- These results show that function of a cone-specific kinase is essential for cone vision in the zebrafish retina and argue that pigment bleaching and spontaneous decay alone are not sufficient for light adaptation and rapid cone response inactivation. (uzh.ch)
- When the same size test spot is used in the peripheral retina during dark adaptation, the typical break appears in the curve representing the cone branch and the rod branch (figure 5). (org.es)
- After last week finally brought some confirmation that Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey were on board Nikolaj Arcel's big screen adaptation of Stephan King's The Dark Tower, there's now some news to say that the film's release date has been pushed back. (starburstmagazine.com)
- The basic premise of King's The Dark Tower , which encompasses eight novels and even ties-in with other books, follows The Gunslinger on his quest towards a mysterious tower in a world gone to hell. (starburstmagazine.com)
- Baseline dark-adapted rod final thresholds were measured for five patients with Stargardt's dystrophy after 60 minutes of dark adaptation. (ovid.com)
- Ophthalmic examination, scotopic thresholds, and dark adaptation kinetics were recorded in 12 eyes of 12 patients with such symptoms. (bmj.com)
- Scotopic thresholds were depressed in six patients who all experienced a central scotoma in the dark or poor night vision. (bmj.com)
- This temporal change, in general, is often determined by measuring luminance thresholds at predetermined adaptation times. (arvojournals.org)
- To characterize the natural history of rod-mediated dark adaptation (RMDA) over 2 years in eyes with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). (arvojournals.org)
- Previous work collectively suggests that rod-mediated dark adaptation (RMDA) is a promising candidate as a functional endpoint measure for evaluating interventions to slow intermediate AMD progression. (arvojournals.org)
- To examine the association between sequence variants in genetic risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and delayed rod-mediated dark adaptation (RMDA), the first functional biomarker for incident AMD, in older adults with normal macular health and early AMD. (cdc.gov)
- During dark adaptation the rod cells regenerate and the rhodopsin regains its purple pigmentation rendering them capable of capturing light. (wikipedia.org)
- Five dark-adapted left eyes of five normal subjects were imaged with 3-μm axial-resolution UHR-OCT during 30 minutes of dark adaptation following 96%, 54%, 23%, and 0% full-field and 54% half-field rhodopsin bleach. (arvojournals.org)
- Moreover, complete dark-adaptation can only occur when all rhodopsin has been dephosphorylated, a process that requires more than three hours in complete darkness. (bu.edu)
- Psychophysical and electroretinographic (ERG) studies indicate that patients with Stargardt disease exhibit abnormally slow rod dark adaptation after illumination that bleaches a substantial fraction of rhodopsin. (cdc.gov)
- Dark Adaptation Threshold (DAT) is a vision test that measures the adjustment of the eye occurring under low levels of illumination. (wikipedia.org)
- In Arabidopsis thaliana , mRNA levels of one of the aquaporin genes, TIP2;2 , increase during dark adaptation and decrease under far-red light illumination, but the effects of light at the protein level and on the mechanism of light regulation remain unknown. (mdpi.com)
- The investigators hypothesize that IR will elicit an amplitude change on electroretinography (ERG) and visual evoked potential (VEP) responses after dark adaptation in healthy human participants. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- Aspartate treatment, however, did not significantly alter the adaptation characteristics of receptor responses, indicating that they derive from processes intrinsic to the receptors. (rupress.org)
- Under all conditions of adaptation studied, small amplitude responses were linear with light intensity. (rupress.org)
- Following dark adaptation, photoreceptor responses to brief light exposures were recorded. (oxforddictionaries.com)
- Dark adaptometry was performed with the same bleaching protocol. (arvojournals.org)
- Using UHR-OCT, it is now possible to measure time-dependent changes of photoreceptor-specific structures after light exposure, and then to measure subsequent recovery of the structural changes as an alternative to classical dark adaptometry. (arvojournals.org)
- ROC curves showed that the diagnostic potential of dark adaptometry was high following exposure to all three pre-adapting intensities, generating an area under the curve in excess of 0.87 ± 0.08 for cone τ and time to RCB for all conditions. (city.ac.uk)
- Dark adaptation after a strongly adapting stimulus was similarly associated with temporary elevation of membrane potential, initial lowering of the saturation potential, and shift of the voltage-intensity curve. (rupress.org)
- A full dark-adaptation curve was then measured after exposure to a bleaching light for 5 minutes. (ovid.com)
- The dark adaptation curve shown below depicts this duplex nature of our visual system (figure 1). (org.es)
- This duplex nature of vision will affect the dark adaptation curve in different ways and is discussed below. (org.es)
- To produce a dark adaptation curve, subjects gaze at a pre-adapting light for about five minutes, then absolute threshold is measured over time (figure 1). (org.es)
- Pre-adaptation is important for normalisation and to ensure a bi-phasic curve is obtained. (org.es)
- The curve asymptotes to a minimum (absolute threshold) at about 10-5 cd/m2 after about forty minutes in the dark. (org.es)
- Different intensities and duration of the pre-adapting light will affect dark adaptation curve in a number of areas. (org.es)
- For extremely short pre-adaptation periods, a single rod curve is obtained. (org.es)
- When stimuli of different wavelengths are used, the dark adaptation curve is affected. (org.es)
- Participants first preadapt to a bright stimulus and are then asked to detect the target in an otherwise spatially uniform dark background. (arvojournals.org)
- Aubert (1865) was the first to estimate the threshold stimulus of the eye in the dark by measuring the electrical current required to render the glow on a platinum wire just visible. (org.es)
- It was found that Dark-fly did not have poor eyesight, but rather exhibited higher phototaxis ability and displayed lengthened bristles on the head that function as tactile receptors. (yepbooks.org)
- With recent progress in genome science enabling researchers to perform whole genome sequencing for Dark-fly, a large number of mutations were identified including genes encoding a light receptor, olfactory receptors, and enzymes involved in neural development. (yepbooks.org)
- The current study investigates dark adaptation in eyes with a range of AMD phenotypes to investigate the temporal and spatial gradients in dark adaptation. (arvojournals.org)
- To address the latter, in this study dark adaptation was measured for three different spatial luminance distributions surrounding a target to be detected, while keeping the veiling luminance at the location of the target equivalent. (arvojournals.org)
- The studies mentioned so far have limited value for predicting dark adaptation in daily life circumstances, since they describe dark adaptation to spatially uniform backgrounds, neglecting the spatial complexity of the background, usually occurring in daily life visual stimuli. (arvojournals.org)
- 3. The changes which correspond to those in the fovea alone are secured by correcting the above results in terms of the movements of the pupil during dark adaptation. (biomedsearch.com)
- Dark Adaptation Technology allows more light to enter to the pupil of the eye enhancing the ability to see the sensor more clearly. (visibledust.com)
- Variety stressed that as of last night, The Dark Tower was still in development at Universal, Javier Bardem was inches away from being signed, sealed and delivered to play Roland, and scripting was still underway. (syfy.com)
- Will The Dark Tower still go forward, and can the first movie still meet its May 17, 2013, release date? (syfy.com)
- Is J.J. Abrams eyeing a film adaptation of Dark Tower? (syfy.com)
- We got the rights for [ Dark Tower ] as a film. (syfy.com)
- Initially planned for January 13th, 2017, The Dark Tower will instead be released on February 17th, 2017, pushing the film back by just over a month. (starburstmagazine.com)
- Has The Dark Tower finally fallen? (slashfilm.com)
- But last summer Universal decided not to finance the project , and Imagine took The Dark Tower to other studios. (slashfilm.com)
- Variety simply reports that WB has "decided not to move forward" with The Dark Tower . (slashfilm.com)
- When Warner Bros. looked like the best financing and distribution option there was a lot of talk about HBO being the television home for The Dark Tower . (slashfilm.com)
- In the present study, the effects of Ca-CaM on light adaptation, light- and chemically induced Ca 2+ release from internal stores, and the resulting inward current were examined using whole-cell patch-clamp and fluorimetric recordings from Drosophila photoreceptor cells. (pnas.org)
- Although it is almost impossible to demonstrate evolution in the laboratory, this issue can be approached by using an unusual organism, "Dark-fly": Drosophila melanogaster kept in complete darkness for 57 years through 1,400 generations, which corresponds to 28,000 years in terms of human generations. (yepbooks.org)
- 1. After a discussion of the sources of error involved in the study of dark adaptation, an apparatus and a procedure are described which avoid these errors. (biomedsearch.com)
- The study recorded oscillatory potentials in seven patients with type 2 diabetes and eight age-matched control subjects during oxygen inhalation after dark adaptation. (oxforddictionaries.com)
- Dark adaptation was shown to be highly diagnostic for early AMD across a range of pre-adapting light intensities, and therefore, the lower pre-adapting intensities evaluated in this study may be used to expedite dark adaptation measurement in the clinic without compromising the integrity of the data obtained. (city.ac.uk)
- Rod-mediated dark adaptation was assessed in 1 eye after photobleach with targets centered at 5° on the inferior vertical meridian. (cdc.gov)
- The regeneration of the photopigments occurs during dark adaptation albeit at markedly different rates. (wikipedia.org)
- Recent studies show that dark adaptation in the visual system depends on local luminance levels surrounding the viewing direction. (arvojournals.org)
- Based on our results, a simple but adequate model is proposed to predict the adaptation luminance threshold for backgrounds having a nonuniform luminance distribution. (arvojournals.org)
- They showed that the luminance that can be detected after dark adapting for several minutes is lower for a target presented in the periphery (at 5° or 10° visual angle with respect to the viewing direction) compared to a target presented at the fovea (at 0° visual angle). (arvojournals.org)
- This can be measured by placing a subject in a dark room, and increasing the luminance of the test spot until the subject reports its presence. (org.es)
- In dark conditions, cGMP binds to sodium channels in the cell membrane, keeping the channels open and allowing sodium ions to enter the cell continuously. (britannica.com)
- to dealing with light or dark conditions. (britannica.com)
- Barn owls display various adaptations to be effective under low light conditions. (arvojournals.org)
- By delivering an increased amount of vitamin A to the RPE, it might be possible to overcome a relative deficiency of vitamin A utilization or transport, and thus improve rod dark adaptation. (ovid.com)
- These findings do not rule out the posssiblity that a delay in rod dark adaptation in Stargardt's dystrophy results from an inability to transport vitamin A from the RPE to photoreceptor cells. (ovid.com)
- Nevertheless, a high dose of oral vitamin A taken for at least 14 days did not provide any objective improvement in dark-adaptation function in five such patients. (ovid.com)
- 5. It is then suggested that the basis of the initial event in foveal light perception is some mechanism that involves a reversible photochemical reaction of which the "dark" reaction is bimolecular. (biomedsearch.com)
- however, both the site and the mechanism of action of Ca 2+ in light adaptation are still unknown. (pnas.org)
- Consistent with this complaint, dark adaptation (DA) is substantially impaired in these patients. (ocusciences.com)