Thickness control in the living cornea


Journal Article (Academic article)

The mechanisms by which the normal cornea maintains its thickness and hence its transparency in vivo are elucidated by an unsteady-state description of corneal mass transport. All modes of transport, diffusion and convection of solute, hydraulic and osmotic flow of solvent, and active transport by the corneal cells themselves, are of necessity included in the analysis. An a priori calculation of corneal dynamics based on this model shows good agreement with experiment. The physiological insights thus gained have clinical implications as well, and a number of these are mentioned briefly

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, MH

Published Date

  • 1972

Published In

  • Apl Tech. Dig. (Usa)

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 23