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Angular dependence of the intensity of backscattered light from human lenses with nuclear cataract: implications for measurement
Author(s): Per G. Soederberg; Wen Qian; Enping Chen
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Paper Abstract

It is concluded that there is no angular dependence of back scattering of light from a nuclear cataract. This implicates that reading one meridian, e.g. the 90 degree, is enough for measurement of nuclear cataract with slit lamp microscopy with Scheimpflug projection. Altogether, ten patients with nuclear cataract were measured with the NIDEK EAS-1000 system in 6 meridians. There was a slight angular dependence fitting a second order polynomial with a maximum at 90 degrees. In total, three different concentrations of standard scattering solution were measured with the same system at the same meridians. Also for these measurements, there was a slight angular dependence fitting a second order polynomial with the maximum at 90 degrees. Thus, there is a system related factor that causes a slight change of intensity of back scattered light as function of meridian.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3908, Ophthalmic Technologies X, (7 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387508
Show Author Affiliations
Per G. Soederberg, St. Eriks Eye Hospital and Univ. of Miami (Sweden)
Wen Qian, St. Eriks Eye Hospital (Sweden)
Enping Chen, St. Eriks Eye Hospital (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3908:
Ophthalmic Technologies X
Pascal O. Rol; Karen Margaret Joos M.D.; Fabrice Manns, Editor(s)

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