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Night Vision
Basic, Clinical and Applied Aspects

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R. F. Hess, L. T. Sharpe, M. K. Powers, D. G. Green, J. G. Robson, W. Makous, T. D. Lamb, S. B. Laughlin, K. Nordby, E. Hansen, H. Ripps, G. A. Fishman, A. Van Meeteren
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  • Date Published: September 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521327367

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  • Much has been discovered in recent years about the way our visual system copes with very low light levels, and this detailed up-to-date book describes the light and dark adaptation of receptoral and post-receptoral mechanisms from a number of perspectives. The authors emphasize the importance of the study of achromatosia, a rare congenital condition in which the visual mechanisms that mediate day vision are absent while those that mediate night vision remain intact, in isolating those parts of the visual apparatus that are normally associated with night vision. In addition, there is a comprehensive review of ocular conditions that involve a loss of night vision. The final section of the book discusses various types of nightviewing instruments presently available, against the backdrop of what limits night vision in normal observers. Contributions from many of the world's leading experts in vision research makes this unique volume essential reading for all those interested in vision, including opthamologists, optometrists, neurologists, physiologists and psychologists.

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    "This is a good book, and I recommend it to those who wish to survey the field of night vision..." Brian Timney, Physiology Canada/Physiologie Canada

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1990
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521327367
    • length: 564 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.99kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Normal Vision Sensitivity:
    1. Rod vision R. F. Hess
    2. Light adaptation of the rods L. T. Sharpe
    3. Physiological mechanisms of visual adaptation M. K. Powers, D. G. Green and J. G. Robson
    4. Absolute sensitivity W. Makous
    5. Dark adaptation: a re-examination T. D. Lamb
    6. Invertebrate vision at low luminances S. B. Laughlin
    Part II. Achromatopsia:
    7. Total colour blindness: an introduction L. T. Sharpe and K. Nordby
    8. Vision in a complete achromat: a personal account K. Nordby
    9. Clinical aspects of achromatopsia E. Hansen
    10. The photreceptors in the achromat L. T. Sharpe and K. Nordby
    11. Post receptoral sensitivity of the achromat R. F. Hess
    Part III. Clinical and Applied:
    12. The loss of night vision: clinical manifestations in man and animals H. Ripps and G. A. Fishman
    13. Aided vision at low luminances A. Van Meeteren.

  • Editors

    R. F. Hess, University of Cambridge

    L. T. Sharpe

    K. Nordby


    R. F. Hess, L. T. Sharpe, M. K. Powers, D. G. Green, J. G. Robson, W. Makous, T. D. Lamb, S. B. Laughlin, K. Nordby, E. Hansen, H. Ripps, G. A. Fishman, A. Van Meeteren

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