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ERIC Number: EJ1083290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Laser Measurement of Optical Errors of the Eye
Colicchia, Giuseppe; Wiesner, Hartmut
Physics Teacher, v44 n8 p512-515 Nov 2006
One way to motivate students' interest in physics is to teach it in the context of medicine. Optics, for example, can be taught with examples from the eye. For many years simple optics of lenses has been taught using a model of the eye. However, recent advances in using lasers for ophthalmological (ocular) examinations can be used to increase motivation and provide a look at sophisticated use of lasers in ophthalmology. This paper describes a set of experiments that help students learn about contemporary methods of ophthalmological examinations that do not require the traditional approach of placing many lenses in front of the patient's eyes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
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