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Further studies by Christoph Scheiner concerning the optics of the eye.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7995230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The physician, mathematician and astronomer was born in 1573 in Wald near Mindelheim in Swabia, Germany. He died in 1650 in Neisse in Silesia. He discovered the sun spots and also dealt with the physiological optics of the eye. Further observations of Scheiner's are represented, i.e. from his books Oculus and Rosa Ursina, concerning the anatomy of the eye, the crossing of the beams through a small opening (Camera obscura), stenopeic effect, proof that the crossing of the visual beams takes place in the eye, description of the cataract and its treatment, Christoph Scheiner's eye model, the visual angle, the rotational centre of the eye, the comparison of the optics of the eye and the telescope.
F Daxecker
Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Documenta ophthalmologica. Advances in ophthalmology     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0012-4486     ISO Abbreviation:  Doc Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-17     Completed Date:  1995-01-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370667     Medline TA:  Doc Ophthalmol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-61     Citation Subset:  IM; Q    
University Eye Clinic, Innsbruck, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Eye / anatomy & histology*
History, 16th Century
History, 17th Century
Ophthalmology / history
Optics and Photonics / history*
Vision, Ocular / physiology*
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
C Scheiner

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