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, 49 (16), D123-30

Optics of Human Eye: 400 Years of Exploration From Galileo's Time

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Optics of Human Eye: 400 Years of Exploration From Galileo's Time

Pablo Artal et al. Appl Opt.

Abstract

We present a brief historical background and a description of the main features of the eye's optical properties: the eye is a simple, but rather optimized, optical instrument. It is only since Galileo's time that the importance of the eye as a part of different optical instruments has driven a continuous scientific exploration of ocular optics. In the past decade, the use of wavefront sensing technology allowed us to complete our understating of eye optics as a robust aplanatic system.

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