Physiological System Models of the Cornea

  • Jeffrey W. Ruberti
  • Stephen D. Klyce
Part of the Topics in Biomedical Engineering International Book Series book series (TOBE)

Abstract

The cornea is the primary refractive component of the visual system. It provides the crystal-clear window through which our world is observed. Given the importance of vision to everyday life and the accessibility of the cornea to investigation, it is easy to understand the magnitude and intensity of the research effort that has been focused on this apparently simple tissue. The mystery of its clarity and the dependence of this property on transport physiology ignited the initial frenzy of investigation in the late1940’s while the development of contact lenses, proliferation of refractive surgeries and corneal transplantation spur it on today. Mathematical modeling has and will continue to complement the experimental investigations that have guided our understanding of the interaction between corneal structure and function.

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Transport Coefficient Corneal Epithelium Corneal Endothelium Corneal Stroma Rabbit Cornea 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey W. Ruberti
    • 1
  • Stephen D. Klyce
    • 2
  1. 1.Cambridge Polymer GroupSomervilleUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of OphthalmologyLouisiana State University Eye CenterNew OrleansUSA

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