19 February 2018 Quantifying changes in lens biomechanical properties due to cold cataract with optical coherence elastography
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Proceedings Volume 10474, Ophthalmic Technologies XXVIII; 104741Y (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2291285
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2018, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Cataract is the most prevalent cause of visual impairment worldwide. Cataracts can be formed due to trauma, radiation, drug abuse, or low temperatures. Thus, early detection of cataract can be immensely helpful for preserving visual acuity by ensuring that the appropriate therapeutic procedures are performed at earlier stages of disease onset and progression. In this work, we utilized a phase-sensitive optical coherence elastography (OCE) system to quantify changes in biomechanical properties of porcine lenses in vitro with induced cold cataracts. The results show significant increase in lens Young’s modulus due to formation of the cold cataract (from ~ 35 kPa to ~60 kPa). These results show that OCE can assess lenticular biomechanical properties and may be useful for detecting and, potentially, characterizing cataracts.
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Hongqiu Zhang, Chen Wu, Manmohan Singh, Kirill V. Larin, "Quantifying changes in lens biomechanical properties due to cold cataract with optical coherence elastography", Proc. SPIE 10474, Ophthalmic Technologies XXVIII, 104741Y (19 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2291285; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2291285
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