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Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: D62–D68

Problems testing diffractive intraocular lenses with Shack–Hartmann sensors

Jim Schwiegerling and Edward DeHoog  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 16, pp. D62-D68 (2010)

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Shack–Hartmann wavefront sensors have found widespread application for testing ocular aberrations. These sensors provide an accurate map of the wavefront emerging from an eye in most cases. However, there is a growing class of patients with diffractive intraocular lenses that will potentially be measured incorrectly with Shack–Hartmann devices. We explore the pitfalls of measuring diffractive lenses with this technology.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(330.7327) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, ophthalmic instrumentation

ToC Category:
Vision Optics

Original Manuscript: December 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2010
Published: March 15, 2010

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Jim Schwiegerling and Edward DeHoog, "Problems testing diffractive intraocular lenses with Shack-Hartmann sensors," Appl. Opt. 49, D62-D68 (2010)

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