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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2001
  • pp: 6340–6348

Intraocular light scatter as modeled through a stratified medium

Barbara Pierscionek, Roger J. Green, and Sergey G. Dolgobrodov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 34, pp. 6340-6348 (2001)

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Intraocular light scatter is modeled through a stratified medium. It is shown that the eye lens possesses properties of an interference filter. In conditions that may mimic opacification, as found with cataract formation, such a filter may have stop zones with reflectance up to 1 in the band of visible light.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.4730) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical pathology
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(330.3790) Vision, color, and visual optics : Low vision
(330.5020) Vision, color, and visual optics : Perception psychology

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2000
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2001
Published: December 1, 2001

Barbara Pierscionek, Roger J. Green, and Sergey G. Dolgobrodov, "Intraocular light scatter as modeled through a stratified medium," Appl. Opt. 40, 6340-6348 (2001)

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