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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2007
  • pp: 1361–1366

Dynamic changes in corneal topography and its influence on the point-spread function of the eye

Damian Siedlecki, Henryk Kasprzak, and Barbara K. Pierscionek  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 8, pp. 1361-1366 (2007)

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The dynamic changes of the anterior surface of the eye are investigated. A Twyman–Green interferometer is used to record topographic images at 40 ms intervals. A method of analysis of the dynamic changes in topography by use of Zernike polynomials enables a general distinction to be made between dynamic alterations in the shape of the cornea itself and the changes in the layer of the tears. The influence of deviations in the shape of the anterior surface of the eye on the retinal image is estimated.

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OCIS Codes
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.5370) Vision, color, and visual optics : Physiological optics

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2006
Published: February 20, 2007

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Damian Siedlecki, Henryk Kasprzak, and Barbara K. Pierscionek, "Dynamic changes in corneal topography and its influence on the point-spread function of the eye," Appl. Opt. 46, 1361-1366 (2007)

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