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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2009
  • pp: 221–228

Fundus camera systems: a comparative analysis

Edward DeHoog and James Schwiegerling  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 2, pp. 221-228 (2009)

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Retinal photography requires the use of a complex optical system, called a fundus camera, capable of illuminating and imaging the retina simultaneously. The patent literature shows two design forms but does not provide the specifics necessary for a thorough analysis of the designs to be performed. We have constructed our own designs based on the patent literature in optical design software and compared them for illumination efficiency, image quality, ability to accommodate for patient refractive error, and manufacturing tolerances, a comparison lacking in the existing literature.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2008
Published: January 7, 2009

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Edward DeHoog and James Schwiegerling, "Fundus camera systems: a comparative analysis," Appl. Opt. 48, 221-228 (2009)

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