Proposal for a Support Tool for the Study of Corneal Biomechanics and Its Influence in the Human Eye

  • María Isabel CorderoEmail author
  • Roberto Coronel
  • Eduardo Pinos-Vélez
  • William Ipanque
  • Carlos Luis Chacón
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1066)


In search of more effective methods in the diagnosis vision and reduce the risk of post-operative ectasia, this article considers the importance of the biomechanical properties of the cornea and its close relationship with the development of corneal and possible conditions diseases in the human eye. For that reason, part of the literature is the review and analysis of the methods raised to remove accurate information from medical equipment, especially in the equipment Oculus Corvis and ORA from the Clinic “Santa Lucia” in the city of Quito. The corneal indices derived from these instruments can measure biomechanical parameters, but that is not accurate because of features such as geometry or thickness of the central corneal. The Young’s modulus corresponds to the elasticity of the corneal tissue. In addition, it is an important biomechanical feature that states different solutions for their extraction in vitro or in vivo through the use of numerical methods and/or modeling of complex systems of equations to simulate the real corneal tissue. There is also the obtaining of the elasticity of the cornea through processes of images of the human eye, which shows the action of the cornea at the time of using the tonometer. As a result, it demonstrate, in some cases, that the Young’s modulus relates only to the intraocular pressure, but also in other cases, it changes due to the increase of other factors such as age of people, corneal resistance, the central cornea thickness, etc.


Corneal biomechanics Young’s modulus Intraocular pressure Biomechanical parameters Central corneal thickness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Isabel Cordero
    • 1
    Email author
  • Roberto Coronel
    • 1
  • Eduardo Pinos-Vélez
    • 2
  • William Ipanque
    • 3
  • Carlos Luis Chacón
    • 4
  1. 1.GIIATA, Research Group on Artificial Intelligence and Assistive TechnologiesUniversidad Politécnica SalesianaCuencaEcuador
  2. 2.GIIATA, Research Group on Artificial Intelligence and Assistive Technologies and GIIBResearch Group on Biomedical Engineering at Universidad Politécnica SalesianaCuencaEcuador
  3. 3.PhD of Engineering Computer Science and ControlUniversidad de PiuraPiuraPeru
  4. 4.Board Member of the Ecuadorian Society of Glaucoma, Clinical Santa LucíaQuitoEcuador

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