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Relationship of the cornea and globe dimensions to the changes in adult human crystalline lens diameter, thickness and power with age

Ashik Mohamed, Sushma Nandyala, Arthur Ho, Fabrice Manns, Jean-Marie A Parel, Robert C Augusteyn

EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

It is well known that human crystalline lens shape, dimensions and optical properties change throughout life and influence whole eye refraction. However, it is not clear if lens properties are associated with other ocular parameters. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship of corneal and external globe dimensions with adult lens diameter (LD), lens thickness (LT) and lens power (LP) in order to determine if external factors influence lens properties. Postmortem human eyes (n = 66, age = 20-78 years) were obtained from the Ramayamma International Eye Bank, Hyderabad, India. Globe antero-posterior length (GAPL) and mean (average of horizontal and vertical) diameter..

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Grants

Awarded by National Eye Institute


Funding Acknowledgements

This study has been supported by National Eye Institute Grants R01EY021834 and P30EY14801 (Center Grant); the Australian Federal Government CRC Scheme through the Vision Cooperative Research Center; the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation; Florida Lions Eye Bank and the Beauty of Sight Foundation; Dr Harry W Flynn Jr; Drs Karl R Olsen and Martha E Hildebrandt; Drs Raksha Urs and Aaron Furtado; an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami, and the Henri and Flore Lesieur Foundation (J-M. Parel).