The gradient index and spherical aberration of the lens of the human eye

Smith, George & Atchison, David A. (2001) The gradient index and spherical aberration of the lens of the human eye. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 21(4), pp. 317-326.

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We present equations for analysing the primary spherical aberration of the crystalline lens, both as a whole and of its contributing parts. We apply these equations to two examples of gradient index lenses. The spherical aberration of one lens is well outside that expected for real lenses, but that of the other is within this range. We assess the sensitivity of the aberration to changes in surface shape and gradient index distribution. The process is applicable to other models of the gradient index of the lens.

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ID Code: 5479
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details:
DOI: 10.1046/j.1475-1313.2001.00591.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 2001 Blackwell Publishing
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Deposited On: 17 Nov 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 07:15

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