Abstract

We consider a system of anisotropic layers as an optical model of the eye cornea. Effective refraction indices for normally incident light are calculated with the assumption that each layer consists of closely packed uniform cylinders (fibrils). Jones matrix formalism is used to describe light propagation through the cornea. We calculate the Jones matrices from the experimentally measured Mueller matrices. Two algorithms are used for this purpose. The experiments have shown that ∼20% of cornea area studied had the structure well described by the helical model proposed.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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