Optics of the Human Eye / Edition 1

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Overview

This book describes the optical structure and optical properties of the human eye. It will be useful to those who have an interest in vision, such as optometrists, ophthalmologists, vision scientists, optical physicists and students of visual optics. An understanding of the optics of the human eye is particularly important to designers of ophthalmic diagnostic equipment and visual optical systems such as telescopes.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"...here is an excellent reference text for visual scientists, optical manufacturers and designers of devices for visual observation" Professor Robert Fletcher, Optical Practitioner, September 2000
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Mark D. Yorgensen, O.D.(Private Practice)
Description: This book of optics integrates theoretical and mathematical principles with a concentration on the human eye system.
Purpose: This book aims to describe the optical structure and properties of the human eye. These are worthy objectives for a select audience only. Given that the audience (the optical science community), this book delivers with clear, concise definitions of terminology presented in a logical sequence.
Audience: This book is written for all those in fields associated with optics and function of the human eye. Anyone from medicine to manufacturing could use this book. In my judgment, only a solid math/science background is required to maintain the reader's interest.
Features: The book presents topics of eye structure and each structure's function and individual contribution to image formation or degradation. I like how structure, function, and pertinent theory are mixed in the book. Also, important terminology is in bold print and defined within the context of each topic. This negates the need for a glossary.
Assessment: This is an excellent optics book because it provides a direct link between optical theory and ocular structure, and is presented in an easy to read sequence. The inclusion of refractive error and effects of ophthalmic lenses makes this book and important read for the entire optical community.
Booknews
Describes the optical structure and optical properties of the human eye. Each chapter is dedicated to a single theme, with material on commonly useful topics at the beginning and topics with narrower appeal, such as ocular aberrations, placed toward the end. Sections cover basic optical structure of the eye, image formation and refraction, interactions between light and the eye, aberrations and retinal image quality, and depth of field topics and age-related changes in the optics of the eye. Appendices cover mathematics relating to paraxial optics, aberrations theory, and image quality criteria and construction data. The editors teach optometry at Queensland University of Technology, and at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750637756
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/4/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Basic optical structure of the human eye; The human eye - an overview; Refracting components - cornea and lens; The pupil; Axes of the eye; Paraxial schematic eyes; Section 2: Image formation and refraction; Image formation - the focused paraxial image; Refractice anomalies; Measuring refractive errors; Image formation - the defocused paraxial image; Some optical effects of ophthalmic lenses; Section 3 - Light and the eye; Light and the eye - introduction; Passage of light into the eye; Light level at the retina; Light interaction with the fundus; Section 4 - Aberrations and retinal image quality; Monochromatic aberrations; Monochromatic aberrations of schematic eyes; Chromatic aberrations; Retinal image quality; Section 5 - Miscellaneous; Depth-of-field; The ageing eye; Appendices; A1 Paraxial optics; A2 Introduction to aberration theory; A3 Schematic eyes; A4 Calculation of PSF and OTF from aberrations of an optical system 259; Index.

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