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Date: Wed Apr 19 2000 - 15:41:46 PDT

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    Optics of the Human Eye
    David A. Atchison and George Smith
    Published by Butterworth-Heinemann, March 2000.

    David Atchison is at the School of Optometry, Queensland University of
    George Smith is at the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences,
    University of Melbourne.

    This book covers the optical structure and optical properties of the human
    eye. It is divided into a number of short chapters with each chapter
    dedicated to a single theme. For ease of reference, the most commonly
    useful topics are at the beginning and topics with narrower appeal, such as
    ocular aberrations, are placed towards the end: The book is divided into
    five sections, covering:
    Basic optical structure of the eye;
    Image formation and refraction of the eye (including refractive errors of
    the eye, measurement and correction);
    interactions between light and the eye, considering transmission,
    reflection and scatter in the media of the eye and at the fundus;
    aberrations and image quality;
    depth of field and age related changes in the optics of the eye.

    The book concludes with four appendices, covering mathematics related to
    paraxial optics, aberration theory and image quality criteria and
    construction data, optical parameters, and the aberrations of a number of
    schematic eyes. This will be a useful purchase for all those with an
    interest in vision, including vision scientists, optometrists,
    ophthalmologists, optical physicists and students of visual optics.

    27.50 British pounds, US$60.00.
    US ordering information:
    225 Wildwood Avenue , Woburn, MA 01801
    phone: 1-800-366-2665 or 1-781-904-2500
    fax: 1-800-446-6520 or 1-781-933-6333
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