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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1997
  • pp: 1684–1695

Anatomically accurate, finite model eye for optical modeling

Hwey-Lan Liou and Noel A. Brennan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 1684-1695 (1997)

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There is a need for a schematic eye that models vision accurately under various conditions such as refractive surgical procedures, contact lens and spectacle wear, and near vision. Here we propose a new model eye close to anatomical, biometric, and optical realities. This is a finite model with four aspheric refracting surfaces and a gradient-index lens. It has an equivalent power of 60.35 D and an axial length of 23.95 mm. The new model eye provides spherical aberration values within the limits of empirical results and predicts chromatic aberration for wavelengths between 380 and 750 nm. It provides a model for calculating optical transfer functions and predicting optical performance of the eye.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 19, 1996
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 1997
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 1997
Published: August 1, 1997

Hwey-Lan Liou and Noel A. Brennan, "Anatomically accurate, finite model eye for optical modeling," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 1684-1695 (1997)

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