Adaptive optics for peripheral vision
2012 (English)In: Journal of Modern Optics, ISSN 0950-0340, E-ISSN 1362-3044, Vol. 59, no 12, 1064-1070 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Understanding peripheral optical errors and their impact on vision is important for various applications, e.g. research on myopia development and optical correction of patients with central visual field loss. In this study, we investigated whether correction of higher order aberrations with adaptive optics (AO) improve resolution beyond what is achieved with best peripheral refractive correction. A laboratory AO system was constructed for correcting peripheral aberrations. The peripheral low contrast grating resolution acuity in the 20 nasal visual field of the right eye was evaluated for 12 subjects using three types of correction: refractive correction of sphere and cylinder, static closed loop AO correction and continuous closed loop AO correction. Running AO in continuous closed loop improved acuity compared to refractive correction for most subjects (maximum benefit 0.15logMAR). The visual improvement from aberration correction was highly correlated with the subject's initial amount of higher order aberrations (p=0.001, R 2=0.72). There was, however, no acuity improvement from static AO correction. In conclusion, correction of peripheral higher order aberrations can improve low contrast resolution, provided refractive errors are corrected and the system runs in continuous closed loop.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 59, no 12, 1064-1070 p.
adaptive optics, low contrast resolution, off-axis wavefront aberration, peripheral vision, visual acuity
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-101593DOI: 10.1080/09500340.2012.683827ISI: 000307270500005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84864721326OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-101593DiVA: diva2:548247
QC 201208302012-08-302012-08-302013-03-27Bibliographically approved