The optics of vitreous surgery.


Journal Article

We calculated the refractive power of the human eye in the various optical configurations that may occur during vitreous surgery. We found that a biconcave corneal contact lens with an anterior surface refractive power of -63 to -98 diopters allowed the fundus to be seen when the vitreous cavity was filled with air, as did a weak minus lens attached to the bottom of the operating microscope. Our tests showed that the unsymmetrical biconcave lenses were superior.

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Cited Authors

  • Landers, MB; Stefánsson, E; Wolbarsht, ML

Published Date

  • May 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 611 - 614

PubMed ID

  • 7234943

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7234943

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1891

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9394(81)90060-x


  • eng