Computer model of ocular hydrodynamics

J. W. Kiel

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Abstract

This paper describes a mathematical model of the fluid movements in eye responsible for the generation of the intraocular pressure (IOP). The model was written in STELLA (High Performance Systems), and includes: ciliary and choroidal hemodynamics, the Starling equilibria for ciliary capillary ultrafiltration and passive fluid flux across the non-pigment epithelium (NPE), active secretion via generation of an osmotic gradient across the NPE, aqueous outflow via trabecular and uveoscleral pathways, and the IOP. Model simulations were verified experimentally or are consistent with in vitro studies and current concepts of aqueous dynamics. The model is useful for teaching ocular hydrodynamics and generating experimental hypotheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0780356756
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Oct 13 1999Oct 16 1999

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1st Joint BMES / EMBS)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period10/13/9910/16/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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