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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 17, 2008

Applying SLODAR to measure aberrations in the eye

Andrew Lambert, Benjamin J. Birt, David A. Atchison, and Huanqing Guo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 7309-7322 (2008)

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As a proof of concept we apply a technique called SLODAR as implemented in astronomy to the human eye. The technique uses single exposures of angularly separated “stars” on a Hartmann-Shack sensor to determine a profile of aberration strength localised in altitude in astronomy, or path length into the eye in our application. We report on the success of this process with both model and real human eyes. There are similarities and significant differences between the astronomy and vision applications.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2008
Published: May 6, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Andrew Lambert, Benjamin J. Birt, David A. Atchison, and Huanqing Guo, "Applying SLODAR to measure aberrations in the eye," Opt. Express 16, 7309-7322 (2008)

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