Third-order aberrations of pseudophakic eyes

Atchison, David A. (1989) Third-order aberrations of pseudophakic eyes. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 9(-), pp. 205-211.

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The aberrations of pseudophakic eyes were analysed by third-order theory assuming thin intraocular lenses. Third-order aberrations with spherical surfaced lenses are quadratic functions of lens shape. Spherical aberration and coma are generally the most rapidly changing aberrations, at small field positions, with change in lens shape. Optimum designs probably lie within the shape factor range at which these attain minimum absolute values (+1.1, spherical aberration; -0.9 to -3.4, coma). The importance of spherical aberration declines relative to that of off-axis aberrations as pupil size decreases. The introduction of a level of corneal asphericity alters each aberration by a constant amount for any lens shape.

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ID Code: 4775
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information or for a copy of this article contact: David A. Atchison
Keywords: aberrations, pseudophakia
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-1313.1989.tb00843.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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1989 Blackwell Publishing
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Deposited On: 17 Aug 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:09

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