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arndog64
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Has anyone heard of photopenia? If so, what the heck is it?

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sweetblood22
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Not sure. Photo is probably 'light' and penia might mean 'lack of'. It what context is this word?

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Skiffin16
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I believe it refers to the light density of a specific area on a scan, x-ray or similar...what we refer to as hot spots, only I think in this context it's more a cold spot...it doesn't light up.

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arndog64
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It was on my husbands Pet Report. This is what they wrote:

There is Photopenia in the region of the hard palate, likey related to radiation field.

I tried to look it up and can't find anything.

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sweetblood22
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I cannot find anything other than what John already posted. Sorry.