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2018/2019

Foundations of Physiological Optics

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17PBOZFOA ZK 2 2P+0C Czech
Grading of the course requires grading of the following courses:
Anatomy, Physiology and General and Special Pathology of Eye (17PBOAFPO)
Lecturer:
Jiří Novák (guarantor)
Tutor:
Jiří Novák (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Natural Sciences
Synopsis:

Fundamentals of optical imaging. Physiological structure of human eye, its geometric and physical properties. Visual perception. Sensitivity of eye. Optical system of human eye. Axes and pupils of eye. Schematic optical models of human eye. Photometric parameters of optical system of eye. Accommodation and aging of eye. Monochromatic and chromatic aberrations of human eye. Resolving power and depth of field. Influence of aberrations on image quality. Contrast sensitivity. Ametropy. Astigmatism. Aphakia. Amblyopy. Physiology of eye movement, methods of eye tracking. Basic principles of binocular and stereoscopic vision.

Requirements:

Assessment: active participation on the solution of excercises. fulfillment of requirements for assessment, knowledge covering the extent of the course.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction. Fundamentals of optical imaging

2. Physiological structure of human eye, its geometric and physical properties

3. Optical system of human eye.

4. Schematic optical models of human eye

5. Photometric parameters of optical system of eye.

6. Accommodation and aging

7. Monochromatic and chromatic aberrations of human eye

8. Resolving power and depth of field.

9. Influence of aberrations on image quality. Contrast sensitivity.

10. Ametropy.

11. Astigmatism. Aphakia. Amblyopy.

12. Physiology of eye movement, methods of eye tracking.

13. Basic principles of binocular and stereoscopic vision.

Syllabus of tutorials:

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Study Objective:

The subject objective is to provide essential information about the optical system of the human eye, fundamentals of vision theory and corresponding anatomical and physiological properties of the human visual system.

Study materials:

1.W. Benjamin: Borish's Clinical Refraction. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2006.

2.A.G.Bennett, R.B. Rabbetts: Clinical Visual Optics. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007.

3.A.H. Tunnacliffe: Introduction to Visual Optics. Gresham Press, London, 1993.

4.D. A. Atchison, G. Smith: Optics of the Human Eye. Butterworth Heinemann 2000.

Note:
Time-table for winter semester 2018/2019:
Time-table is not available yet
Time-table for summer semester 2018/2019:
06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
roomKL:B-220
Novák J.
08:00–09:50
(lecture parallel1)
Kladno FBMI
Učebna
Tue
Fri
Thu
Fri
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2019-08-23
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