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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1992
  • pp: 3687–3693

Sources of intraocular light scatter from inversion of an empirical glare function

Richard P. Hemenger  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 19, pp. 3687-3693 (1992)

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Many questions remain concerning the sources of intraocular light scatter. One approach, inversion of the empirical disability glare function, implies that refractive-index fluctuations extend over distances of tens of micrometers. Randomly placed inhomogeneities of these sizes, such as protein aggregates, are ruled out. It is argued that refractive-index fluctuations associated with the lens fiber lattice are capable of contributing significantly to intraocular scatter and that they provide the necessary large spatial extent.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 20, 1991
Published: July 1, 1992

Richard P. Hemenger, "Sources of intraocular light scatter from inversion of an empirical glare function," Appl. Opt. 31, 3687-3693 (1992)

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