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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4164–4166

Low-cost adaptive astigmatism compensator for improvement of eye fundus camera

Justo Arines and Eva Acosta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 21, pp. 4164-4166 (2011)

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In this work we show a conceptually simple and cheap means by which to improve retinal image quality in fundus cameras. We will explain how to build a low-cost variable astigmatism-correcting device with a pair of identical commercial ophthalmic lenses. We have developed and tested a low order aberration compensation device capable of correcting astigmatism prescriptions up to -8.00 D with no significant addition of higher order aberrations. A theoretical description of the device, calibration, and improvement in retinal images without employing any image restoration technique will be shown.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(330.7327) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, ophthalmic instrumentation
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2011
Published: October 19, 2011

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Justo Arines and Eva Acosta, "Low-cost adaptive astigmatism compensator for improvement of eye fundus camera," Opt. Lett. 36, 4164-4166 (2011)

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