Comparative morphology of the tapetum lucidum (among selected species).

@article{Ollivier2004ComparativeMO,
  title={Comparative morphology of the tapetum lucidum (among selected species).},
  author={Franck J. Ollivier and Don Samuelson and Dennis E. Brooks and Patricia Anne Lewis and Maria E. Kallberg and Andr{\'a}s M Kom{\'a}romy},
  journal={Veterinary ophthalmology},
  year={2004},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          11-22
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The phenomenon of 'eye-shine' is seen in a variety of animal species, and is generally thought to be related to the presence of an intraocular reflecting structure, the tapetum lucidum. The tapetum lucidum is a biologic reflector system that is a common feature in the eyes of vertebrates. It normally functions to provide the light-sensitive retinal cells with a second opportunity for photon-photoreceptor stimulation, thereby enhancing visual sensitivity at low light levels. The… CONTINUE READING

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