Increased intraocular pressure simulation and its effect on acuity and field of vision of the human eye

Eduardo Pinos-Velez, Rocio Alvarez-Cardenas, Sebastian Torres-Rios, Carlos Luis Chacon, William Ipanaque-Alama

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Abstract

© 2016 IEEE. In the development of this project, the human eye simulation is shown focused on the damages that are caused by the increased intraocular pressure, IOP, as the main cause of Glaucoma and the strong impact it has for being the second cause of blindness in Ecuador. This simulation intended to collaborate with the early detection and diagnosis of that illness. It is used a visual examination database of Santa Lucia Medical Clinic's patients from Quito city. Through the analyses that were done, the value of the intraocular pressure IOP is determined, the thickness of the retinal nerve fiber layer condition, and the visual field, in such a way that relevant points can be characterized in the simulation for a better finding and a possible prevention. This project is part of the program of research in early detection of glaucoma, the correlation between the intraocular pressure and central corneal thickness is based with this first results. Accurate measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) is vital for the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, since, as demonstrated by all major assays glaucoma, is the only variable that can be altered to prevent or delay the onset and / or progression of glaucoma. The biological plausibility of this hypothesis could be supported by the compromised tissues (cornea and optic nerve) come from similar structures and share structural alterations. Whereupon intends to conduct studies in which more specific characterization methods anatomical and biomedical used in patients with and without glaucoma.
Original languageEnglish (US)
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Nov 2016
EventISSE 2016 - 2016 International Symposium on Systems Engineering - Proceedings Papers - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Oct 20165 Oct 2016

Conference

ConferenceISSE 2016 - 2016 International Symposium on Systems Engineering - Proceedings Papers
Abbreviated titleISSE 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period3/10/165/10/16

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