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English translation: The refractive power of a toric (cylindrical) lens

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06:58 Jun 23, 2005
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Medical - Medical: Instruments / Implantable contact lens
English term or phrase: refractive cylinder
Please see context at http://www.journalofrefractivesurgery.com/showAbst.asp?thing...

Can somebody help explain what "Refrative cylinder" really mean?

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Jianming Sun
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English translation:The refractive power of a toric (cylindrical) lens
Explanation:
As you are most likely aware, there is a refractive disorder called astigmatism, which can be corrected by special cylindrical lenses, be they spectacles or contact lenses. In your paper, changes in "refractive cylinder" most likely mean changes in the refractive power of the cylindrical lenses required for correction of the astigmatism. Which, in turn, reflects the degree of astigmatism the patients develop as a result of the studied procedure.
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The refractive power of a toric (cylindrical) lens


Explanation:
As you are most likely aware, there is a refractive disorder called astigmatism, which can be corrected by special cylindrical lenses, be they spectacles or contact lenses. In your paper, changes in "refractive cylinder" most likely mean changes in the refractive power of the cylindrical lenses required for correction of the astigmatism. Which, in turn, reflects the degree of astigmatism the patients develop as a result of the studied procedure.

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Jun 23, 2005 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedRefrative cylinder » refractive cylinder


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