Age-related paraxial schematic emmetropic eyes

Atchison, David A. (2009) Age-related paraxial schematic emmetropic eyes. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 29(1), pp. 58-64.

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Based on recent biometric data, four-surface paraxial schematic emmetropic eyes for different ages have been developed. There are three sets of schematic eyes: male, female and overall. With increase in age, the changes in the schematic eyes are decreased anterior chamber depth, increased lens thickness, decreased vitreous length, increased axial length, decreased anterior lens radius of curvature and increased lens equivalent refractive index. Gender differences are greater anterior corneal radii of curvature (0.07 mm), longer vitreous chambers (0.70 mm), longer axial length (0.70 mm) and lower lens equivalent refractive indices of male eyes (0.007) relative to female eyes. Gaussian parameters of the various schematic eyes are given.

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ID Code: 17310
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: ageing, emmetropia, gender, refractive index, schematic eyes
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-1313.2008.00598.x
ISSN: 0275-5408
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 John Wiley and Sons
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Deposited On: 03 Feb 2009 04:26
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:08

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