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Vision Res. 1995 Feb;35(3):313-23.

Measurement of monochromatic ocular aberrations of human eyes as a function of accommodation by the Howland aberroscope technique.

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  • 1Centre for Eye Research, School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Abstract

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 found in previous studies where all monochromatic aberration was considered to be spherical aberration.

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