Scheimpflug records without distortion - A mythos?

H. J. Huebscher, W. Fink, D. Steinbrück, T. Seiler

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The Scheimpflug principle was recommended as allowing distortion-free imaging; however, a detailed analysis reveals geometrical errors as well as distortions arising from absorption of light along the optical pathway. Correction formulas and factors will be presented and applied to the biometry of the eye.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-139
Number of pages6
JournalOphthalmic Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1999


  • Corneal radii
  • Opacity
  • Ray tracing
  • Scheimpflug imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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