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Mathematical Models of the Dynamics of the Human Eye

  • Richard Collins
  • Terry J. van der Werff

Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Richard Collins, Terry J. van der Werff
    Pages 1-7
  3. Richard Collins, Terry J. van der Werff
    Pages 8-44
  4. Richard Collins, Terry J. van der Werff
    Pages 45-53
  5. Richard Collins, Terry J. van der Werff
    Pages 54-55
  6. Richard Collins, Terry J. van der Werff
    Pages 56-63
  7. Richard Collins, Terry J. van der Werff
    Pages 64-71
  8. Richard Collins, Terry J. van der Werff
    Pages 72-72
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 73-105

About this book

Introduction

A rich and abundant literature has developed during the last half century dealing with mechanical aspects of the eye, mainly from clinical and, experimental points of view. For the most part, workers have attempted to shed light on the complex set of conditions known by the general term glaucoma. These conditions are characterised by an increase in intraocular pressure sufficient to cause de­ generation of the optic disc and concomitant defects in the visual field, which, if not controlled, lead to inevitable permanent blindness. In the United States alone, an estimated 50,000 persons are blind as a result of glaucoma, which strikes about 2% of the population over 40 years of age (Vaughan and Asbury, 1974). An understanding of the underlying mechanisms of glaucoma is hindered by the fact that elevated intraocular pressure, like a runny nose, is but a symptom which may have a variety of causes. Only by turning to the initial pathology can one hope to understand this important class of medical problems.

Keywords

Augendruck Biomathematik Eye anatomy dynamics mathematical biology mathematics

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Collins
    • 1
  • Terry J. van der Werff
    • 2
  1. 1.Génie Biologique et Médical Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse-RangueilUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Cape Town and Groote Schuur HospitalCape TownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-50153-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-09751-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-50153-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-633X
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