Investigating the Mechanical Behavior of the Optic Nerve Head in Glaucoma
Detailed Non-Technical Summary
The project provides unique methods that can accurately and repeatably measure deformation and determine mechanical properties in the optic nerve head in patients. This simple method can be translated readily to any clinical environment. The findings of the project will increase our understanding of how the mechanical properties and strain response of the ONH vary with age, sex, glaucoma damage, and structural features of the ONH. The methods and outcomes from this project will enable patient-specific glaucoma therapies.