Age-and race-related differences in human scleral material properties

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Abstract

  • RESULTS. The shear modulus significantly increased (P = 0.038) and collagen fibril crimp angle significantly decreased with age (P = 0.002). Donors of African descent exhibited a significantly higher shear modulus (P = 0.019) and showed evidence of a smaller collagen fibril crimp angle (P = 0.057) compared to donors of European descent. The in-plane strains in the peripapillary sclera were significantly lower with age (P < 0.015) and African ancestry (P < 0.015).
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    Author List

  • Grytz R; Fazio MA; Libertiaux V; Bruno L; Gardiner S; Girkin CA; Downs JC
  • Start Page

  • 8163
  • End Page

  • 8172
  • Volume

  • 55
  • Issue

  • 12