Light adaptation

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light adaptation

[′līt ‚ad‚ap′tā·shən]
(physiology)
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.

Light adaptation

The process by which the retina becomes adapted to a luminance greater than about 1.0 foot-lambert.