Review of Ex-vivo Characterisation of Corneal Biomechanics

Wang, JunJie, Liu, XiaoYu, Bao, FangJun, Lopes, Bernardo T, Wang, LiZhen, Eliasy, Ashkan ORCID: 0000-0002-4473-1900, Abass, Ahmed ORCID: 0000-0002-8622-4632 and Elsheikh, Ahmed ORCID: 0000-0001-7456-1749
(2021) Review of Ex-vivo Characterisation of Corneal Biomechanics. Medicine in Novel Technology and Devices, 11. p. 100074.

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The evaluation of the corneal biomechanical behaviour has important clinical applications. To name a few, the accuracy of the intraocular pressure measurement, the study of corneal ectatic diseases and the assessment and optimisation of corneal surgical procedures are all highly influenced by corneal biomechanics. Over the last 45 years different ex-vivo methods were developed to study corneal biomechanical behaviour. Different tissue maintenance, support, loading systems, as well as different monitoring strategies of corneal deformations were employed. In this review, the most important and commonly used methods are outlined, including strip extensiometry, inflation, compression, indentation and tissue separation testing. Their particularities, applications, pros and cons and main applications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2021 08:34
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 22:54
DOI: 10.1016/j.medntd.2021.100074
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