phosphene(redirected from accommodation phosphene)
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A sensation of light caused by excitation of the retina by mechanical or electrical means rather than by light, as when the eyeballs are pressed through closed lids.
(Physiology) the sensation of light caused by pressure on the eyelid of a closed eye or by other mechanical or electrical interference with the visual system
[C19: from Greek phōs light + phainein to show]
a luminous visual image produced by mechanical stimulation of the retina, as when pressing on closed eyelids.
[1870–75; < French phosphène, irreg. < Greek phôs light (contraction of pháos) + phaínein to show, shine]