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Polarization effect of the in-vivo cornea
Author(s): Maung H. Khin; Shuichi Kawabata; Kazuo Ishikawa; Toyohiko Hatada; Hitoshi Ohzu
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Paper Abstract

We studied the polarization effect of the normal cornea by using birefringent special samples (PMMA) which produce polarized pattern similar to those of the in vivo cornea. The observation confirmed the change of polarization patterns in vivo cornea as a function of thickness and optical birefringence of the cornea. We posit that the hyperbolic polarized pattern seen in vivo normal cornea is the change of birefringence in the whole cornea is affected by the external oblique direction of stress, which is necessary to maintain a balanced state of the eye globe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2873, International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology, (16 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246243
Show Author Affiliations
Maung H. Khin, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Shuichi Kawabata, Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics (Japan)
Kazuo Ishikawa, Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics (Japan)
Toyohiko Hatada, Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics (Japan)
Hitoshi Ohzu, Waseda Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2873:
International Symposium on Polarization Analysis and Applications to Device Technology
Toru Yoshizawa; Hideshi Yokota, Editor(s)

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