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New polarimetric method for in-vivo measurement of corneal birefringence
Author(s): Jaroslaw W. Jaronski; Henryk T. Kasprzak
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Paper Abstract

We have applied imaging polarimetry to measure birefringence of the human cornea in vivo. A theoretical model of the corneal birefringence is considered. The polarized light transmission through the system is modelled theoretically by use of the Jones matrix formalism. The light passes some polarization components, the cornea, anterior chamber and is scattered at the iris. Using computerized polarimeter, two maps representing distribution of the azimuth angle and retardation are calculated and presented. Investigation of the corneal birefringence could be useful for examining the inner corneal structure, its lamellar arrangement and in medical diagnosing of keratoconic cornea.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3320, Tenth Polish-Czech-Slovak Optical Conference: Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, (1 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301336
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Jaroslaw W. Jaronski, Technical Univ. of Wroclaw (Poland)
Henryk T. Kasprzak, Technical Univ. of Wroclaw (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3320:
Tenth Polish-Czech-Slovak Optical Conference: Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jerzy Nowak; Marek Zajac, Editor(s)

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