Age influence on the biomechanical functions of the human eye

Juris Saulgozis, Inese Pontaga

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The stiffness of sciera,chochoroid, lens and lens nucleus is increasing,but of lens capsule- decreasing with age influencing the vision. Rised IOP increases the eye tissue rigidity even for young people. The tissue stiffness changes together with fall of maximal accommodation stimulate origin and development of myopia for children and presbyopia for adults. Rising power of the ciliary muscle in middle age is compensating initial vision disturbances in presbyopia,but increasing the risk of choroid - retinal detachmant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-338
Number of pages2
JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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