12 February 2013 Lens aberrations and their relationship with lens sutures for species with Y-suture branches
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 18(2), 025003 (2013). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.18.2.025003
Work remains to be done to understand the origins of ocular aberrations. We analyze lens aberrations of several species with Y-suture branches (bovine, ovine, and porcine) and their relationship with suture distribution. Aberrations are measured in vitro with a point diffraction interferometer in 10 different eyes of each species. The minimum number of Zernike polynomials minimizing the root mean square error of the wavefront is estimated by processing the interferograms. Through this we find significant amounts of astigmatism, coma, spherical aberration, and trefoil in the lenses of the three species. Moreover, we observe a high degree of correlation between the orientation of the lens sutures and the axis of nonrotationally symmetric aberrations. Our results point to lens sutures as the histological origin of the most significant lens aberrations: astigmatism, coma, and trefoil, but we are unable to find a major suture governing all the axes.
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Ana Gargallo, Justo Arines, Eva Acosta, "Lens aberrations and their relationship with lens sutures for species with Y-suture branches," Journal of Biomedical Optics 18(2), 025003 (12 February 2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.18.2.025003

Monochromatic aberrations


Optical fibers

Point diffraction interferometers

Spherical lenses


Zernike polynomials


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