The corneal polarization cross.


Journal Article

The corneal polarization cross can be seen at the human cornea using crossed polaroids. The optical mechanisms for this phenomena include rotation and retardation of the light at the surface of the cornea due to the corneal curvature, as well as retardation due to an average circumferential orientation of the birefringent corneal collagen.

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Cited Authors

  • Cope, WT; Wolbarsht, ML; Yamanashi, BS

Published Date

  • August 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1139 - 1141

PubMed ID

  • 712454

Pubmed Central ID

  • 712454

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2375-110X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-3941

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/josa.68.001139


  • eng