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Javier Mazzaferri, Rafael Navarro; Wide two-dimensional field laser ray-tracing aberrometer. Journal of Vision 2012;12(2):2. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/12.2.2.
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There is an increasing interest in measuring the peripheral optical quality of the eye. Optical aberrations have been studied extensively in the center of the visual field due to the development of Hartmann–Shack wavefront sensor. However, experimental data of the peripheral field of view are still scarce, partly due to the fact that this evaluation presents various challenges. Here, we propose a novel device based on the laser ray-tracing (LRT) aberrometer, which is well suited for measuring the off-axis aberrations. The proposed instrument is able to measure a wide (±40°) 2D visual field and is based on three main design principles: spiral-shaped sampling of the visual field, real-time detection of the eye's entrance pupil, and automatic shaping and delivering of the ray bundle that optimally samples the eye pupil. We present experimental data obtained on 11 healthy subjects and a novel analysis based on a 2D quadratic model of the aberrations as a function of visual field and azimuth. The obtained results are consistent with previous findings.
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