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Infrared Retinoscopy

Ying-Ling Chen, Lei Shi, James Lewis, Ming Wang
2014 Photonics  
Retinoscopy could be a more effective and versatile clinical tool in observing a wide range of ocular conditions if modifications were made to overcome the inherent difficulties. In this paper, a laboratory infrared retinoscope prototype was constructed to capture the digital images of the pupil reflex of various types of eye conditions. The captured low-contrast reflex images due to intraocular scattering were significantly improved with a simple image processing procedure for visualization.
more » ... or visualization. Detections of ocular aberrations were demonstrated, and computational models using patients' wavefront data were built to simulate the measurement for comparison. The simulation results suggest that the retinal stray light that is strongly linked to intraocular scattering extend the detection range of illuminating eccentricity in retinoscopy and make it more likely to observe ocular aberrations.
doi:10.3390/photonics1040303 fatcat:pd3eb5w2ifdt5e3uxf5sizmpoq