volume 29, issue 7, P931-942 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00152-2
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Abstract: The regional mechanical performance of the cornea and limbus was studied in vitro by pressure loading of 18 intact human eyes. The pressure-induced (2-100 mmHg) meridional and circumferential tangential mechanical strains of the epi-and endothelial side of the cornea were measured at the centre, the para-centre, the periphery and the limbus. Strains were computed from digital measures of distances between tiny mercury droplet markers fixed on the corneal surfaces. Corresponding in-plane membrane stresses were …

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