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)