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Adaptation, Ocular MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Adaptation, Ocular
Tree Number(s)
G14.020
Unique ID
D000221
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000221
Annotation
adjustment of eye to variations in intensity of light; do not confuse with ACCOMMODATION, OCULAR, adjustment of lens to distance
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Light Adaptation
NLM Classification #
WW 109
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/06/02
Adaptation, Ocular Preferred
Light Adaptation Narrower
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