Abstract

To measure the intrinsic resolving capacity of the retinal and neural levels of vision, we devised a method that creates two lines with controllable contrast on the retina. The line separation can be varied at will, down to values below those achievable with conventional optical techniques. Implementation of the method with use of a He–Ne laser leads to a procedure that permits analysis of the performance of the human visual apparatus.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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