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Vision Res. 1994 Nov;34(21):2897-905.

In vivo determination of the biomechanical properties of the component elements of the accommodation mechanism.

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  • 1Department of Medical Physics, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Abstract

A method of obtaining in vivo information about the component elements of the accommodation mechanism is described. Changes in axial lens thickness during accommodation are measured continuously by ultrasonographic biometry. The measurements are fitted with a dynamic biomechanical model of the mechanism of accommodation. This gives a time constant that depends both on the direction of accommodation and on the properties of the lens, zonules and choroid. Two ratios can be calculated that give information about the visco-elastic properties of the lens, zonules and choroid. This information is especially useful to evaluate the changes that lead to presbyopia.

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