Lens internal curvature effects on age-related eye model and lens paradox

Giovanzana, Stefano, Evans, Tanya and Pierscionek, Barbara K. (2017) Lens internal curvature effects on age-related eye model and lens paradox. Biomedical Optics Express, 8 (11). p. 4827. ISSN 2156-7085

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The gradient index (GRIN) model is the most accurate way to represent the eye lens which, because of its growth mode, is a lamellar, shell-like structure. The GRIN is thought to provide optical properties that counteract age-related changes in curvature that would otherwise create an increasingly myopic eye: the so-called lens paradox. This article investigates how fine-tuning the refractive index and the internal curvatures of the lenticular indicial contours may prevent the ageing eye from becoming myopic. A system matrix approach is applied for analysis of a shell model with 200 shells to obtain the paraxial characteristics of the eye model.

Item Type: Journal Article
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Lisa Blanshard
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2021 14:43
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:58
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706331

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