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July 1988

Use of Circularly Polarized Light in Fundus and Optic Disc Photography

Author Affiliations

From the Eye Research Institute (Drs Fariza, Jalkh, and Peli), Retina Associates (Drs Jalkh and Acosta and Mr O'Day), the Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School (Drs Jalkh, Thomas, and Peli), Eye Associates (Dr Thomas), and the Department of Ophthalmology, Tufts School of Medicine (Dr Peli), Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(7):1001-1004. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060140147043

• Circularly polarized light was used in fundus and optic disc photography to reduce reflected glare and photographic artifacts originating from the ocular media and the lenses of the fundus camera. A standard fundus camera was used, with circular polarizers placed in the illumination and observation paths. The quality of fundus photography was improved significantly in eyes with intraocular lenses, cataract, vitreous haze, or high myopia as well as in normal eyes, in fundus photography of the retinal periphery, and in optic disc photography.