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Refractive index contours in the human lens

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Pierscionek, BK (1997) Refractive index contours in the human lens. EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH, 64 (6). pp. 887-893. [Journal article]

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Abstract

The refractive index values along the equatorial and sagittal planes of lenses of varying ages were measured using a reflectometric fibre optic sensor. In younger lenses (from the third decade) and in one older lens, the index profiles from the two planes did not concur when plotted on a normalized scale refuting, in these lenses, the assumption of concentric, isoindicial contours which follow the shape of the lens. Agreement between the normalized profiles did occur with all other lenses investigated (aged 47 and older). (C) 1997 Academic Press Limited.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Vision
ID Code:7647
Deposited By:Professor Barbara Pierscionek
Deposited On:18 Jan 2010 11:15
Last Modified:18 Jan 2010 11:15

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