noun Ophthalmology.

vision in bright light (opposed to scotopia).

Origin of photopia

First recorded in 1910–15; phot- + -opia
Related formspho·top·ic [foh-top-ik, -toh-pik] /foʊˈtɒp ɪk, -ˈtoʊ pɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for photopia



the normal adaptation of the eye to light; day vision
Derived Formsphotopic (fəʊˈtɒpɪk, -ˈtəʊ-), adjective

Word Origin for photopia

C20: New Latin, from photo- + -opia
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photopia in Medicine




Vision in bright light, mediated by cone cells of the retina; daylight vision.photopic vision
Related formspho•topic (-tōpĭk, -tŏpĭk) adj.
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