Abstract

The ocular media transmit different amounts of visible light depending on wavelength. The magnitude of this transmission can be estimated by reflecting a monochromatic beam of light off the inside of the sclera of a living eye which has an anomalous absence of choroid and retina. Measurements of this kind on three living human eyes are in good agreement with previous transmittance estimates based on in vitro spectrophotometry of enucleated eyes.

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