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By Andrew R. Elkington, Helena J. Frank, Michael J. Greaney

ISBN-10: 0632049898

ISBN-13: 9780632049899

ISBN-10: 0632062061

ISBN-13: 9780632062065

Written to aid trainee ophthalmologists, this textbook is now the recognized textual content on optics for the examinations of the Royal collage of Ophthalmologists and the Royal Surgical faculties. It methods the topic from first rules and assumes no past wisdom of optics. The publication has been saved so simple as attainable and is liberally complemented with diagrams designed to be simply understood and memorised. purely the main basic and clinically important mathematical formulae are quoted, and the optical rules are utilized to medical events. Ophthalmology examinations have replaced considerably because the final version used to be written and a complete rewrite of this crucial advisor has turn into valuable. The 3rd variation has been made extra complete and distinct to take care of with those alterations and comprises 3 new chapters: refractive surgical procedure, touch lenses and lasers. different new fabric comprises photometry, visible acuity, distinction sensitivity, color imaginative and prescient, absorptive lenses, fluorescence, ultrasound, and the specular microscope.

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7). g. one's toes in the bath. This principle applies also to surgical instruments in the anterior chamber of the eye. Fig. 7 Real and apparent depth. Fig. 8 Total internal reflection. Rays emerging from a denser medium to a rarer medium suffer a variety of fates, depending on the angle at which they strike the interface. Ray A strikes at 90° to the interface and is undeviated. Ray B emerges after refraction. As the rays meet the interface more obliquely, a stage is reached where the refracted ray, Ray C, runs parallel with the interface.

In the TNO test the disparities range from 480 to 15 seconds of arc. The Lang stereotest targets are made up of fine vertical lines which are seen alternately by each eye when focused through built-in cylindrical lens elements. The displacement of the random dot images creates disparity ranging from 1200 to 550 seconds of arc. The test card must be held parallel to the plane of the patient's face to avoid giving uniocular clues. The test is viewed at a normal reading distance. Quantitative Measurement of Light (Radiometry, Photometry) This topic can be confusing because of the different nomenclatures that are used.

The net change in direction of the ray, angle D, is called the angle of deviation. For a prism in air, the angle of deviation is determined by three factors: (1) The refractive index of the material of which the prism is made. (2) The refracting angle, α, of the prism. (3) The angle of incidence of the ray considered. html9/30/2006 2:35:20 PM Document Page 44 Fig. 2 Passage of light through a prism. For any particular prism, the angle of deviation D is least when the angle of incidence equals the angle of emergence.

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