Journal article

Exploring ocular aberrations with a schematic human eye model

George Smith, Phillip Bedggood, Ross Ashman, Mary Daaboul, Andrew Metha

OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: Advances in ophthalmic technologies now offer both the measurement and reduction of ocular aberrations by surgically or otherwise honing refraction in the anterior eye. Ocular aberrations, however, are known to change with a multitude of factors, including field position, accommodation level, and age. Thus, although static correction of aberrations provides some vision improvement, this may be less than expected. METHODS: In this article, we use an aspheric, variable-focus, age-dependent, gradient index schematic eye to investigate where ocular aberrations arise in the eye and how these change with field position, accommodation, and age. Optical ray tracing was carried out using opt..

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