Effect of Recovery Time on Viscoelastic Behaviour of the Cornea and Sclera



Towler, Joseph, Readioff, Rosti, Romano, Vito, Levis, Hannah ORCID: 0000-0002-3923-1178, Abass, Ahmed ORCID: 0000-0002-8622-4632 and Geraghty, Brendan ORCID: 0000-0003-0561-6667
(2021) Effect of Recovery Time on Viscoelastic Behaviour of the Cornea and Sclera. In: BioMedEng21, 2021-9-6 - 2021-9-7, Sheffield, UK.

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Abstract

When characterising biomechanical behaviour of soft biological tissue, it is often desirable to subject the same sample to repeated mechanical tests. However, it is well known that strain history can have a compounding effect on subsequent viscoelastic response of the tissue. Various protocols have been employed by researchers when characterising ocular biomechanics resulting in a wide variation in the reported behaviour. While removing strain history is desirable when the intention is to isolate specific behaviour characteristics, it is also important to understand its contribution to subsequent stress-strain scenarios. In this study, we assess the effect of recovery time on the viscoelastic behaviour of the cornea and sclera using uniaxial tensile testing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Life Courses and Medical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2021 08:48
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 21:24
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3143209