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Vision Res. 1994 Jun;34(11):1457-9.

Ultraviolet sensitivity of three cone types in the aphakic observer determined by chromatic adaptation.

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Department of Biology, St Louis University, MO 63103-2010.

Abstract

Sensitivities at 5.5 deg off-fovea from the aphakic observer superimposed on orange, purple and blue fields were obtained to estimate short-, middle- and long-wavelength cone spectra respectively. The middle-wavelength mechanism had a visible wavelength maximum resembling a nomogram plus an UV sensitivity fitting a cis-peak. The short (and, to a lesser extent, the long) wavelength cone sensitivities are higher in the UV than expected.

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8023457
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