Journal of Ophthalmology

Recent Advances in Ocular Biomechanics

Publishing date
01 Aug 2022
Submission deadline
25 Mar 2022

Lead Editor

1Tianjin Eye Hospital, Tianjin, China

2Hong Kong Laser Eye Center, Hong Kong

3Hong Kong Ophthalmic Associates, Hong Kong

4Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, Hong Kong

5University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA

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Recent Advances in Ocular Biomechanics

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In recent years, there have been dramatic advances in ocular biomechanics. Firstly, with the success of using corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) in stabilizing keratoconus, both clinicians and scientists recognize the important role of ocular biomechanics in keratoconus progression. Secondly, with the increasing popularity of small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) surgery, and from the numerous comparative studies between SMILE and LASIK, we now understand the key role of corneal biomechanics in long-term refractive stability. Thirdly, with the improvements in measurements of ocular biomechanics, its influence on intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement and even glaucoma progression is increasingly being recognized.

However, numerous challenges remain, for example, what are the key measured parameters that we should look for when evaluating biomechanics clinically; when should we add adjuvant crosslinking in refractive surgery, and what is the optical protocol; whether we should take into account the ocular biomechanical properties in glaucoma measurement; and whether there are relationships between other eye diseases and the biomechanical properties of other parts of the eye.

The aim of this Special Issue is to attract original research and review articles on ocular biomechanics. We are particularly interested in articles about the role of corneal biomechanics in refractive surgery, including pre-operative assessment, simultaneous crosslinking during refractive surgery, treatment of keratoconus, and the relevance of corneal biomechanics in orthokeratology. We are also particular interested in the role of ocular biomechanics in intraocular pressure measurement and glaucoma progression. We believe this Special Issue can raise more interest in this important, but often overlooked topic, and improve our overall understanding of ocular biomechanics.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reviews on our understanding of corneal biomechanics
  • Recent advances in the measurement of corneal biomechanics
  • Pre-operative evaluation before laser refractive surgery
  • Keratoconus
  • Updates on corneal collagen crosslinking
  • Use of adjuvant crosslinking in refractive surgery (SMILE Xtra and LASIK Xtra)
  • Relationship between intraocular pressure and ocular biomechanics
  • Impact of deformation of lamina cribrosa on glaucoma progression
  • Importance of ocular biomechanics and glaucoma progression
  • Relevance of corneal biomechanics in orthokeratology
  • Ocular biomechanics and myopia progression
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