Abstract

In a theoretical eye with spherical and aspheric surfaces, the retinal illumination is calculated if a Ganzfeld luminance field is used. The resulting retinal light distribution is nearly homogeneous over the whole retina. The homogeneity is not much influenced by the size of the pupil or the shape of the optical surfaces. The corresponding retinal area and the luminous flux entering the eye are calculated as functions of the size of the visual field. The values of the length of the light path through the crystalline lens and of the angle of incidence on the retina are described as functions of the angle in the visual field.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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