Abstract

With a multimode semiconductor laser we have been able to measure the optical length of the eye within a precision of 0.03 mm. A first series of in υiυo measurements of several human beings shows good correlation with the acoustically determined eye length.

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1980

J. A. Copeland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 721 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1975

1963

F. Jansson, Acta Ophthalmol. 41, 25 (1963).

1962

S. Franken, Ophthalmologica 143, 82 (1962).
[CrossRef]

1953

S. Stenström, Acta Ophthalmol. 31, 265 (1953).

Blix, M.

M. Blix, Acta Soc. Med. Uppsalion 15, 349 (1879–1880).

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics ( Pergamon, London, 1980), pp. 540–544.

Copeland, J. A.

J. A. Copeland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 721 (1980).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

Demaria, A. J.

A. J. Demaria, in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1971), pp. 31–71.
[CrossRef]

Fercher, A. F.

A. F. Fercher, E. Roth, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 658, 48 (1986).

Franken, S.

S. Franken, Ophthalmologica 143, 82 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Frueh, B. R.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Green, D. G.

Ippen, E. P.

Jansson, F.

F. Jansson, Acta Ophthalmol. 41, 25 (1963).

Lepper, R.-D.

R.-D. Lepper, H. G. Trier, in Ophthalmic Ultrasonography, J. S. Hillman, M. M. Le May, eds. (Junk, The Hague, 1983), pp. 237–241.
[CrossRef]

Margolis, R.

Obstfeld, H.

H. Obstfeld, Optics in Vision ( Butterworth, London, 1982), pp. 28–42.

Oseroff, A.

Puliafito, C. A.

Roth, E.

A. F. Fercher, E. Roth, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 658, 48 (1986).

Shapiro, J. M.

Stenström, S.

S. Stenström, Acta Ophthalmol. 31, 265 (1953).

Trier, H. G.

R.-D. Lepper, H. G. Trier, in Ophthalmic Ultrasonography, J. S. Hillman, M. M. Le May, eds. (Junk, The Hague, 1983), pp. 237–241.
[CrossRef]

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics ( Pergamon, London, 1980), pp. 540–544.

Acta Ophthalmol.

S. Stenström, Acta Ophthalmol. 31, 265 (1953).

F. Jansson, Acta Ophthalmol. 41, 25 (1963).

Acta Soc. Med. Uppsalion

M. Blix, Acta Soc. Med. Uppsalion 15, 349 (1879–1880).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

J. A. Copeland, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 721 (1980).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

Ophthalmologica

S. Franken, Ophthalmologica 143, 82 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.

A. F. Fercher, E. Roth, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 658, 48 (1986).

Other

R.-D. Lepper, H. G. Trier, in Ophthalmic Ultrasonography, J. S. Hillman, M. M. Le May, eds. (Junk, The Hague, 1983), pp. 237–241.
[CrossRef]

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics ( Pergamon, London, 1980), pp. 540–544.

A. J. Demaria, in Progress in Optics, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1971), pp. 31–71.
[CrossRef]

H. Obstfeld, Optics in Vision ( Butterworth, London, 1982), pp. 28–42.

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Optics of the interferometer used to measure the length of the optic axis of the human eye in υiυo.

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Interference phenomenon used to match the Fabry–Perot plate distance with the optical length of the eye.

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Table 1 Eye Length Determined Optically and Acoustically

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