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Measurement and correction of optical aberrations in human eyes
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Paper Abstract

New objective methods to measure the optical aberrations of the eye are reviewed, in particular probably more representative ones: Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor and Laser Ray Tracing. They are shown to be robust and provide highly reliable data, which is permitting to obtain many new results about the optics of the eye in basic and clinical studies. In addition, different experiments have demonstrated the correction of eye's aberration. Again tow representative approaches are reviewed. The first results were obtained with the close-loop adaptive optics system developed at the University of Rochester. Later on, phase plates made by photo sculpture in photoresist, have also permitted the correction of ocular aberrations. This is a new, but already very active field of research, which has opened many new questions and a wide variety of applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4707, Saratov Fall Meeting 2001: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine III, (16 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475581
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Rafael Fonolla Navarro, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4707:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2001: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine III

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