15 September 1986 Ophthalmic Laser Interferometry
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Proceedings Volume 0658, Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Laser Applications; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938523
Event: 1986 International Symposium/Innsbruck, 1986, Innsbruck, Austria
If the pupil of the eye is illuminated by a collimated laser beam the light returning from the eye exhibits Newton's interference fringes. This phenomenon can be used (1) to measure fundus tissue pulsations and (2) to measure the optical length of the eye. A first series of clinical measurements of patients with angiological problems has shown a clear correlation of the interferometrically measured fundus pulsations with circulation conditions. First measurements of the optical length of human eyes indicate a very high potential precision of this new technique.
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A F Fercher, A F Fercher, E Roth, E Roth, "Ophthalmic Laser Interferometry", Proc. SPIE 0658, Optical Instrumentation for Biomedical Laser Applications, (15 September 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938523; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938523

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