A modified Hartmann test is proposed for measuring corneal topography. The plane screen with holes used in the typical Hartmann test is replaced with a curved object surface. This object surface yields a plane image for a spherical mirror surface. We show that the object surface is an oval of revolution that can be modeled by an ellipsoid. The plane image will be formed by a square array of circular spots, all with the same diameter. To obtain the square array in the image, we calculated the spatial distribution of the spots on the object surface.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 18, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2001
Published: November 1, 2001
Yobani Mejía-Barbosa and Daniel Malacara-Hernández, "Object surface for applying a modified Hartmann test to measure corneal topography," Appl. Opt. 40, 5778-5786 (2001)