POSTDOC POSITION: On Mechanics of fibrous materials (details)
POSTDOC POSITION: On Image analysis and mechanics of soft tissues (details)
October/2019: Ian Sigal promoted
September/2019: New paper accepted
August/2019: Good luck Bryn Brazile!
August/2019: New paper accepted
July/2019: Good luck Bin Yang!
July/2019: Congratulations Yi (Jason) Hua and Bryn Brazile!
In our daily lives we rarely think of the eye as a biomechanical structure. The eye, however, is a remarkably complex structure with biomechanics involved in many of its functions. For our eyes to be able to track moving objects, for example, requires a delicate balance of the forces exerted by several muscles. Forces are also responsible for deforming the lens and allow focusing. A slight imbalance between the forces and tissue properties may be enough to alter or even preclude vision. These effects may take place quickly or over long periods, even years. Understanding ocular biomechanics is therefore important for preventing and treating vision loss.
The objective of the Laboratory of Ocular Biomechanics is to study the eye as a biomechanical structure. More specifically our work is aimed at identifying the causes of glaucoma, with the ultimate intention of finding a way to prevent vision loss.