The influence of lamellar orientation on corneal material behavior: Biomechanical and structural changes in an avian corneal disorder

  • Boote C
  • Elsheikh A
  • Kassem W
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Abstract

Retinopathy, globe enlarged (RGE) is an inherited genetic disease of chickens with a corneal phenotype characterized by loss of tissue curvature and changes in peripheral collagen fibril alignment. This study aimed to characterize the material behavior of normal and RGE chicken corneas under inflation and compare this with new spatial- and depth-resolved microstructural information to investigate how stromal fibril architecture determines corneal behavior under intraocular pressure (IOP).

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