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SCHEINER, Christoph

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Oculus, hoc est: fundamentum opticum.

Innsbruck: apud D. Agricolam, 1619.

Scheiner, a Jesuit astronomer, was a pioneer in physiological optics. He demonstrated how images fall on the human retina, noting the change in curvature of the lens during accommodation, and devised the pin-hole test (“Scheiner’s test”) to illustrate accommodation and refraction.

Subjects: OPHTHALMOLOGY › Physiology of Vision, Optometry › Vision Tests