1 July 1996 Refractive index changes in the ocular lens result from increased light scatter
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As the crystalline lens ages and as cataracts develop, highly concentrated proteins in lens fiber cells undergo rearrangements leading to substantial increases in scattered light. By exploiting a relationship between scattered light and refractive index, it is shown that a rearrangement of proteins necessarily leads to increased index as well. This change in refractive index is a second-order effect and must be quite small in most cases. However, it offers a possible explanation for the increase in index and refractive power associated with the development of nuclear cataract.
Richard P. Hemenger, Richard P. Hemenger, } "Refractive index changes in the ocular lens result from increased light scatter," Journal of Biomedical Optics 1(3), (1 July 1996). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.242695 . Submission:
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