|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Three-dimensional Ultrasound Biomicroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy of the Human Zonula Ciliaris
Stachs O.1, Martin H.2, Behrend D.2., Schmidt K. P.2 und Guthoff R.1
Purpose: A biomechanical modeling of the accommodation process can be an essential tool for understanding the mechanism of accommodation and presbyopia against the background of accommodative lens replacing materials. The existing models are working with a very simplified zonula structure. The aim of this study was to investigate the benefit of three-dimensional ultrasonic imaging and scanning electron microscopy to elucidate the three-dimensional structure of the human zonule in view of an improved finite element model.