Measurement of Monochromatic Ocular Aberrations of Human Eyes as a Function of Accommodation by the Howland Aberroscope Technique

Atchison, David A., Collins, Michael J., Wildsoet, Christine F., Christensen, James, & Waterworth, Michael D. (1995) Measurement of Monochromatic Ocular Aberrations of Human Eyes as a Function of Accommodation by the Howland Aberroscope Technique. Vision Research, 35(3), pp. 313-323.

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Further development of the objective version of the Howland and Howland [(1976) Science, 193, 580-582; (1977) Journal of the Optical Society of America, 67, 1508-1518 aberroscope technique for measuring ocular aberrations is described. Compensation for refractive corrections and calibration is discussed. The technique was used to investigate the effect of accommodation upon the monochromatic aberrations of the right eyes of 15 subjects. Coma and coma-like aberrations were the dominant aberrations for most people at different accommodation levels, thus confirming previous findings.

Variations in aberrations were considerable between subjects. About half the subjects showed the classical trend towards negative spherical aberration with accommodation. Changes in spherical aberration with accommodation in this study were less than that found in previous studies where all monochromatic aberration was considered to be spherical aberration.

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ID Code: 884
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Michael Collins, email:,.au
DOI: 10.1016/0042-6989(94)00139-D
ISSN: 0042-6989
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 1995 Elsevier
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 06:34

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