Axial length and scleral thickness effect on susceptibility to glaucomatous damage: A theoretical model implementing laplace’s law

Michael Cahane, Elisha Bartov

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Abstract

Laplace’s law relates the pressure inside a hollow sphere with its radius and the tension in its walls. A theoretical model implementing Laplace’s law in the eye globe is presented. The physical model may help to explain certain aspects in glaucomatous disk damage such as higher susceptibility of myopic eyes to glaucomatous damage and a possible explanation for glaucoma nerve head damage in low tension glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-284
Number of pages5
JournalOphthalmic Research
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Glaucoma
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Laplace’s equation
  • Low tension glaucoma
  • Myopia

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