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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2585–2594

Computational model of the effect of light scattering from cataracts in the human eye

Ismael Kelly-Pérez, Neil C. Bruce, Luis R. Berriel-Valdos, Annette Werner, and José A. Delgado Atencio  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 2585-2594 (2013)

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A model of the human eye has been developed, including scattering from cataracts inside the nucleus of the lens. The cataracts are modeled as spherical particles with refractive index different from that of the surrounding lens medium. Scattering from the retina is also included in the simulations. Variations of scattering particle diameter, number of particles, and wavelength of the illuminating light are investigated. It is shown that particle size is the most important parameter affecting the scattered light, and that the scattering from the retina can mask the effect of the scattering particles, for some range of the parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(330.4060) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision modeling
(290.2558) Scattering : Forward scattering
(330.7326) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, modeling

ToC Category:
Vision and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: April 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2013
Published: November 21, 2013

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Ismael Kelly-Pérez, Neil C. Bruce, Luis R. Berriel-Valdos, Annette Werner, and José A. Delgado Atencio, "Computational model of the effect of light scattering from cataracts in the human eye," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 2585-2594 (2013)

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