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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2002
  • pp: 2180–2184

Monochromatic aberrations of human eyes in the horizontal visual field

David A. Atchison and Dion H. Scott  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 2180-2184 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.002180


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Abstract

We measured the monochromatic aberrations of five subjects’ right eyes both temporally and nasally out to 40° from fixation. We used a Hartmann–Shack sensor with modifications to equipment and software to enable off-axis measurements. Results were standardized for 6-mm pupils. There was considerable variation among subjects in the pattern of aberrations. Aberrations were generally greater in the nasal visual field than in the temporal visual field; in the case of third-order aberrations, this was true for all subjects. The contribution of third-order Zernike aberrations to the root-mean-square aberration increased up to four times from the center to the edge of the field, but the contribution of fourth- to sixth-order Zernike aberrations varied little across the visual field. Results were similar to those of a previous investigation using laser ray tracing and were of the order of those predicted by Navarro’s finite schematic eye.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.5370) Vision, color, and visual optics : Physiological optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 3, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2002
Published: November 1, 2002

Citation
David A. Atchison and Dion H. Scott, "Monochromatic aberrations of human eyes in the horizontal visual field," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 2180-2184 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-11-2180


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