Accommodation "error" and retinal image quality
Aim: A modified wavefront sensor was used to investigate the
effect of accommodative errors on retinal image quality.
Methods: Ten subjects were presented with six vergence stimuli
between 0.17 D and 5.00 D. For each vergence distance, subjective
visual acuity and ocular wavefronts were measured. Wavefronts
were analysed for natural pupil sizes and for a fixed threemillimetre
pupil diameter. Visual Strehl ratios computed in the
frequency domain (VSOTF) and retinal images were calculated
for each condition.
Results: Subjective visual acuity was significantly improved at
intermediate vergence distances (1.00 D and 2.00 D; p < 0.01),
and decreased significantly at 5.00 D compared with 0.17 D
(p < 0.05). VSOTF magnitude was associated with subjective visual
acuity and VSOTF peak location correlated with accommodation
error. Apparent accommodative errors due to spherical aberration
were highly correlated with accommodative lead and lag for natural
pupils (R2 = 0.80) and accounted for 93 per cent of the total
Conclusions: The combination of higher-order aberrations and
accommodative errors improved retinal image quality compared
with accommodative errors or higher order aberrations alone.
The one to one stimulus/response slope should not be considered
as ideal in the presence of higher-order aberrations. Pupil size and
higher order aberrations play an important role in ASR.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Optical Technology (111302)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing|
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|Deposited On:||18 Jan 2008|
|Last Modified:||22 Apr 2010 02:23|
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