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The tapetum lucidum is the layer tissue found in the eyes of some animals that produces the “eyeshine” seen when light reflects from the back of their eyes. It’s function is to increase vision in the dark by reflecting light back through the retina, providing more for the photoreceptors to pick up.

The tapetum lucidum seen in the eye of a calf.

The “eyeshine” as seen in the eyes of a deer.

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