A Mechanical Model for Radial Keratotomy: Toward a Predictive Capability

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W. O. Wray, E. D. Best

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Advanced Engineering Technology, Group MEE-13, Los Alamos, NM 87545

L. Y. Cheng

Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., Menlo Park, CA 94025

J Biomech Eng 116(1), 56-61 (Feb 01, 1994) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2895705 History: Received June 24, 1990; Revised March 02, 1993; Online March 17, 2008


A detailed three-dimensional finite element model for radial keratotomy has been developed. The model includes the full load-bearing tunic of the eye and employs realistic geometry. Incisions are modeled explicitly, and material parameters are obtained from in vivo data. Calculated results obtained with the model are compared with data from two independent medical studies on radial keratotomy.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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