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TitleCorneal biomechanical properties in different ocular conditions and new measurement techniques
Author(s)Garcia-Porta, Nery
Fernandes, Paulo Rodrigues
Queirós, A.
Borges, José Salgado
Parafita, Manuel A.
González-Méijome, José Manuel
Issue date2014
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation
JournalIsrn Ophthalmology
Abstract(s)Several refractive and therapeutic treatments as well as several ocular or systemic diseases might induce changes in the mechanical resistance of the cornea. Furthermore, intraocular pressure measurement, one of the most used clinical tools, is also highly dependent on this characteristic. Corneal biomechanical properties can be measured now in the clinical setting with different instruments. In the present work, we review the potential role of the biomechanical properties of the cornea in different fields of ophthalmology and visual science in light of the definitions of the fundamental properties of matter and the results obtained from the different instruments available. The body of literature published so far provides an insight into how the corneal mechanical properties change in different sight-threatening ocular conditions and after different surgical procedures. The future in this field is very promising with several new technologies being applied to the analysis of the corneal biomechanical properties.
AccessOpen access
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