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Applied Optics


  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3438–3447

Parastigmatic corneal surfaces

Juan Camilo Valencia-Estrada and Daniel Malacara-Doblado  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 16, pp. 3438-3447 (2014)

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Principal meridians of the corneal vertex of the human ocular system are not always orthogonal. To study these irregular surfaces at the vertex, which have principal meridians with an angle different from 90°, we attempt to define so-called parastigmatic surfaces; these surfaces allow us to correct several classes of irregular astigmatism, with nonorthogonal principal meridians, using a simple refractive surface. We will create a canonical surface to describe the surfaces of the human cornea with a short and simple formula, using two additional parameters to the current prescription: the angle between principal meridians and parharmonic variation of curvatures between them.

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OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.7326) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, modeling
(330.7333) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, refractive anomalies

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: January 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2014
Published: May 26, 2014

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Juan Camilo Valencia-Estrada and Daniel Malacara-Doblado, "Parastigmatic corneal surfaces," Appl. Opt. 53, 3438-3447 (2014)

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