Are all aberrations equal?

  title={Are all aberrations equal?},
  author={Raymond A Applegate and Edwin J. Sarver and Vic Khemsara},
  journal={Journal of refractive surgery},
  volume={18 5},
PURPOSE To determine for a fixed RMS error (25 microm, over a 6-mm pupil) how each mode of the normalized Zernike polynomial (second through the fourth radial order) affects high and low contrast logMAR visual acuity. METHODS Three healthy volunteers served as subjects. CTView was used to generate optically aberrated logMAR charts. Accommodation was paralyzed and pupils dilated. The foveal achromatic axis of the eye was aligned to a 3-mm pupil and the eye was optimally refracted. Aberrated… CONTINUE READING

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