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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1987
  • pp: 1109–1114

Determination of the point-spread function of human eyes using a hybrid optical–digital method

J. Santamaría, P. Artal, and J. Bescós  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 1109-1114 (1987)

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A method for the determination of the bidimensional optical transfer function (OTF) and the point-spread function of human eyes is presented. Aerial short-term images of a point source are directly recorded with a TV camera and fed into a digital image-processing system that allows one to determine and display such functions. The method has been implemented in such a way that recording and computation can be carried out on a routine basis with minimum discomfort for the observer. A detailed description of the method and typical aerial and retinal images of a point source as well as the OTF’s results are presented in this paper.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 30, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 1987
Published: June 1, 1987

J. Santamaría, P. Artal, and J. Bescós, "Determination of the point-spread function of human eyes using a hybrid optical–digital method," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 1109-1114 (1987)

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