Deprivation of form vision suppresses diurnal cycling of retinal levels of leu-enkephalin

C. McKenzie, P. Megaw, I. Morgan, M. K. Boelen

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Deprivation of form vision by the fitting of translucent occluders suppressed the diurnal cycling of enkephalinergic amacrine cells (the ENSLI amacrine cells), in the chicken. Daily periods of normal vision or enforcing temporal contrast using strobe lighting appeared to restore normal functioning of the ENSLI cells. These results suggest that the ENSLI cells are involved in retinal circuits that assess the quality of the visual image and control eye growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S79-S81
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1997
Externally publishedYes



  • Amacrine cells
  • Chicken
  • Enkephalin
  • Eye growth
  • Form-deprivation
  • Myopia

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