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116–118 for discussion of possible axes for eye). As a result, the patterns of both on- and off-axis aberrations are more complex than was expected on the basis of early, simple models of the eye. 119 Currently, the optical defects of the eye are usually described in terms of its wavefront aberration under specified conditions, the overall level of aberration being expressed as the root-mean-square (RMS) wavefront error. , Refs. 119, 121–124, see also Chap. 11 by Virendra N. Mahajan in Vol. II as well as Chap.
127 have illustrated the effects of some of the individual Zernike aberrations on the retinal images of a selection of objects. The values of the Zernike coefficients for any particular eye will, of course, vary with pupil diameter, accommodation, and field angle. 134 As would be expected, aberration levels tend to increase with pupil diameter: they also increase with age. 04 microns in the green region of the spectrum. It can be seen that this level of aberration is typically present when the pupil diameter is about 3 mm in younger eyes.
2 0 –4 –3 –2 –1 0 1 2 3 Entry point with respect to pupil center (mm) Photopic (cone) 4 Scotopic (rod) FIGURE 8 The Stiles-Crawford effect (SCE I) under photopic (open circles) and scotopic (filled circles) conditions for the same observer, measured at a position 6 deg from the fovea. The relative luminous efficiency is plotted as a function of the horizontal pupillary position of the beam. 70,72,74 Although Fresnel reflection and lenticular absorption variations with pupil position may play minor roles, there seems little doubt that the Stiles-Crawford effects mainly involve the waveguide properties of the outer segments of the small-diameter receptors.