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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2003
  • pp: 810–817

On the possibility of intraocular adaptive optics

Gleb Vdovin, Mikhail Loktev, and Alexander Naumov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 7, pp. 810-817 (2003)

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We consider the technical possibility of an adaptive contact lens and an adaptive eye lens implant based on the modal liquid-crystal wavefront corrector, aimed to correct the accommodation loss and higher-order aberrations of the human eye. Our first demonstrator with 5 mm optical aperture is capable of changing the focusing power in the range of 0 to +3 diopters and can be controlled via a wireless capacitive link. These properties make the corrector potentially suitable for implantation into the human eye or for use as an adaptive contact lens. We also discuss possible feedback strategies, aimed to improve visual acuity and to achieve supernormal vision with implantable adaptive optics.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(330.1070) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - acuity

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Original Manuscript: February 12, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2003
Published: April 7, 2003

Gleb Vdovin, Mikhail Loktev, and Alexander Naumov, "On the possibility of intraocular adaptive optics," Opt. Express 11, 810-817 (2003)

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