Adaptive optics for the correction of eye aberrations

Anja Hansen, Mohammed K. Khattab, Raoul Amadeus Lorbeer, Ronald R. Krueger, Holger Lubatschowski

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In ophthalmology, femtosecond laser transections (photodisruption) in the vicinity of the retina need to be performed with minimized threshold energy to not harm peripheral retinal tissue. However, the aberrations of the anterior eye elements cause a distortion of the wavefront and therefore a raised threshold energy when focussing into the posterior segment. We present an optical system that allows for correcting aberrations in eyes using adaptive optics consisting of a deformable mirror and a Hartmann-Shack-Sensor with a novel light source. If combined with femtosecond laser pulses this system offers the possibility for minimally invasive laser surgery in the posterior eye segment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOphthalmic Technologies XX
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventOphthalmic Technologies XX - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 23 2010Jan 25 2010

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceOphthalmic Technologies XX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • Adaptive optics
  • Eye aberrations
  • Femtosecond laser
  • Laser surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optical breakdown
  • Photodisruption
  • Wavefront correction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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