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This is the translation of a monograph by Jayle et al. for the French Ophthalmological Society, published by Masson & Cie as "La visione nocturne et ces troubles" in 1950, and fulfills a need to have an authoritative monograph on this subject in English.
The first part of the book outlines the general physiology of the dark-adapted eye, including a chapter on the photochemistry of rhodopsin. A chapter on the scotopic electroretinogram will be helpful to those who are engaged in clinical electroretinography.
The final chapters deal with the techniques of determining the course of darkadaptation in the normal and pathologic eye and the various diseases of the eye in which a disturbance of dark adaptation plays a prominent part.
While there is a good bibliography of textbooks, monographs, and reference books given at the end of the book, it would be considerably improved for the serious reader if the
Night Vision. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1960;63(5):904. doi:10.1001/archopht.1960.00950020906021
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