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Modeling and Simulation of Human Cornea for the Measurement of Intraocular Pressure (IOP) through Eyelid

Mahesh B. Mawale1, Abhaykumar Kuthe2, Padma G. Pawane3, Sandeep W. Dahake2
Kavikulguru Institute of Technology and Science, Ramtek, Nagpur, Maharashtra 441106, India
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001, India
ESIS Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001, India
* Corresponding author: Mahesh B. Mawale. Email: mbmawale@gmail.com

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2018, 114(2), 173-189. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2018.114.173

Abstract

This article describes a study based on the use of an instrumented form of applanation and indentation tonometry through eyelid. The methods and devices which are available for the measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) have their own limitations. These cause discomfort to the patients during IOP measurement. Also these methods, used to measure IOP over cornea, need anesthesia. In the present work, an attempt is made to develop a device for the measurement of IOP through eyelid which eliminates the need of anesthesia and enhance the patient’s comfort and convenience of the clinician. To represent the results of proposed technique, the human eye modeled with cornea, sclera and also with the eyelid, is used. Furthermore, simulation results of stress values for the range of IOP i.e. 5-40 mm of Hg are presented and discussed comparatively with eyelid and without eyelid i.e. directly ‘on cornea’ methods.

Keywords

Glaucoma, cornea, sclera, eyelid, intraocular pressure, tonometry.

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Mawale, M. B., Kuthe, A., Pawane, P. G., Dahake, S. W. (2018). Modeling and Simulation of Human Cornea for the Measurement of Intraocular Pressure (IOP) through Eyelid. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 114(2), 173–189.



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