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What are the rods and cones functions in terms of night vision?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: Rods are for night

Cones detect color, and work best in bright light.
The rods are the cells of the retina that function at night, allowing you so see better in dim light conditions.

In brief: Rods are for night

Cones detect color, and work best in bright light.
The rods are the cells of the retina that function at night, allowing you so see better in dim light conditions.
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