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light adaptation[′līt ‚ad‚ap′tā·shən]
The disappearance of dark adaptation; the chemical processes by which the eyes, after exposure to a dim environment, become accustomed to bright illumination, which initially is perceived as quite intense and uncomfortable.
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The process by which the retina becomes adapted to a luminance greater than about 1.0 foot-lambert.
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