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Rod field sensitivity, 10-S(r) (i.e. the reciprocal of the radiance of a background required for 10-fold elevation of rod threshold) was measured for monochromatic backgrounds traversing the pupil at various points (r) on three subjects. The wave-length dependency of the directional sensitivities of the three foveal cone mechanisms of the principal subject(More)
1. The fraction of red in a red--green mixture matched to yellow increased as the intensities of the match constituents were increased sufficiently to bleach appreciable chlorolabe and erythrolabe. 2. All changes in matching found for a given normal trichromat, (i) with increase in the intensities of the matching components, (ii) as a function of time after(More)
Microspectrophotometry (MSP) shows rhodopsin highly concentrated (about 3.0 mmol/l) in rod outer segments (ROS). Calculation of the in vivo absorption spectrum of human rhodopsin from such data reveals a striking failure to agree with the action spectrum of human rod vision. Agreement is good between the spectral distribution of absorption coefficients and(More)
The unilateral tritanope described in the previous paper (Alpern, Kitahara & Krantz, 1983) was able to match every narrow-band light presented to his tritanopic eye with lights from a tristimulus colorimeter viewed in the adjacent field by the normal eye. In two regions of the spectrum (called isochromes) physically identical lights appeared identical to(More)
A human rhodopsin mutation, Gly-90-->Asp (Gly90Asp), cosegregated with an unusual trait of congenital nightblindness in 22 at-risk members of a large autosomal dominant kindred. Although rhodopsin mutations typically are associated with retinal degeneration, Gly90Asp-affected subjects up to age 33 did not show clinical retinal changes. Absolute threshold(More)
Foveal dark-adaptation undertaken to test the hypothesis that the excitation of rods causes the desaturation of 'yellow' lights in a 1 degree field traversing the margin of the pupil, fails to exclude that possibility. The desaturation is largest for a 1 degree outside diameter annular test, is still measurable with a 0.5 degree circular disk, but(More)
1. Three "simple" deuteranomalous trichromats match with abnormally low "red" tristimulus values throughout the spectrum and abnormally high "green" tristimulus values in the long wave end of the spectrum which become normal (and then low) in the yellow-green. The spectrum locus of this transition differs from one anomalous to the other. Differences in the(More)
1. The Nagel anomaloscope, neutral points and dichromatic matches to a spectral green light identified a population of seventy red-green dichromats. 2. The anomaloscope settings allow the calculation of the relative action spectrum of the match at the wave-length of the red (645 nm) and green (535 nm) primaries. The distribution of this ratio is bimodal;(More)
1. Eight deuteranopes matched a mixture of a monochromatic light on the long wave side of the neutral point and a violet (450 nm) primary to a fixed white as well as a monochromatic light on the short wave side of the neutral point mixed with a red (650 nm) primary, to the same white. For lambda greater than 530 nm, the former set of matches defined the(More)
The amplitude and phase of the fundamental Fourier component of the electroretinogram (e.r.g.) in response to sinusoidally modulated light were studied in the range 7-50 Hz. Sensitivity was best at the lowest frequency. The threshold-frequency relationship divided into two parts. A weak steady background depressed sensitivity of the low, but increased(More)