The validity of double-pass wave-front measurements in the eye is reviewed analytically and computationally. A mathematical description of the scalar optical field in the exit pupil plane after an ocular double-pass process is presented. With the help of this description, the relationship between the phase information losses and the statistical properties of retinal scattering is demonstrated.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 12, 2000
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2000
Published: July 1, 2001
L. Diaz-Santana and J. C. Dainty, "Effects of retinal scattering in the ocular double-pass process," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 1437-1444 (2001)