Microstructural And Biomechanical Properties Of Human Sclera
In our research we:
1) use sophisticated experiments to characterize how the mechanical properties of the sclera vary with age, race, and glaucoma; and
2) use sophisticated imaging techniques to quantify how such changes occur.
Our team is especially excited about utilizing state of the art techniques in biomechanics and bioimaging to develop new and innovative diagnostic tools for glaucoma.
(This manuscript details the compressive mechanical properties of human and porcine scleral specimens. Particular attention was placed to the equilibrium compressive moduli of these tissues. Future investigations will also utilize resulting datasets for visco/poro elastic quantification.)
Yan D, McPheeters S, Johnson G, Utzinger U, Vande Geest JP. Microstructural differences in the human posterior sclera as a function of age and race. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Feb 11;52(2):821-9.
First published on: April 14, 2009
Last modified on: August 30, 2011