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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Relationship between wave aberrations and histological features in ex vivo porcine crystalline lenses
Author(s): Eva Acosta; Juan M. Bueno; Christina Schwarz; Pablo Artal
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Paper Abstract

Wave aberrations of isolated ex vivo porcine crystalline lenses were measured by using a point-diffraction interferometer. This method allowed us to gain greater insight into the detailed aberration structure of eye lenses showing systematic presence of some dominant aberrations. In order of significance, astigmatism together with spherical aberration, coma, and trefoil are the main aberrations present in all lenses. We found a high correlation between the axis of both astigmatism and trefoil with the Y-shaped suture planes of the lens, revealing a subtle relationship between the induced aberrations and the histological features.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2010
PDF: 4 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 15(5) 055001 doi: 10.1117/1.3484259
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 15, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Eva Acosta, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Juan M. Bueno, Univ. de Murcia (Spain)
Christina Schwarz, Univ. de Murcia (Spain)
Pablo Artal, Univ. de Murcia (Spain)


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