Dynamic Electroretinography and Absolute Photoptometry in Short Wave-Length Ultraviolet Light after Oral Administration of Sodium Fluoresceinate in Man

Part of the Documenta Ophthalmologica book series (DOPS, volume 13)


The ingestion of sodium fluoresceinate increases the luminous efficacy of near ultraviolet light: the ultraviolet photons, which are almost without visual effect, are in fact converted by means of fluorescence into visible photons of a longer wave-length. This effect is proven by two methods; one objective method: fluorescence electroretinography which shows the appearance of an electrical response after administration of sodium fluoresceinate; one subjective method: absolute photoptometry in ultraviolet light shows that the absolute threshold of luminance is lowered after ingestion of a fluorescent product which acts as a ‘photonic adapter’.


Electroretinography (Dynamic …) Fluoresceinate (of sodium) Fluorescence Luminous efficacy Photoptometry (Absolute …) Scotopic b2 wave Threshold (Absolute visual…) Ultraviolet (wave-length) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept of BiomathematicsFaculty of MedicineClermont-Ferrand CedexFrance
  2. 2.Dept of OphthalmologyFaculty of MedicineClermont-Ferrand CedexFrance

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