Temperature-induced corneal shrinkage

Justin Chang, Per G.M.D. Soderberg, David B. Denham, William E. Lee, Izuru Nose, Jean Marie Parel

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Thermokeratoplasty is a procedure utilizing heat to reshape the surface of the cornea through shrinkage of collagen within the stroma. We have constructed an apparatus for measurements of thermally induced corneal shrinkage. Using this apparatus, we have defined the cornea shrinkage rate and examined the relationships between age, shock temperature, and shock temperature duration to the amount of shrinkage on fifteen corneal strips from Eye-Bank eyes. The results show that less heat energy was required to induce shrinkage in older corneas, that acute shrinkage increases with increasing shock temperature and that shrinkage increases with increasing shock temperature duration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsJean-Marie Parel, Karen M. Joos, Pascal O. Rol
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventOphthalmic Technologies VI - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 27 1996Jan 28 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


OtherOphthalmic Technologies VI
CitySan Jose, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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