Corneal stability and biomechanics after LASIK

Esen Karamursel Akpek, Rana Altan-Yaycioglu, Walter Jackson Stark

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A. BIOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE CORNEA The elastic properties of any material are described by the relationship between the applied stress, or force per unit cross section, and the resultant strain, or relative deformation. The proportionality factor, Young’s modulus (Y), is expressed in units of newtons per square meter (N/m2). The smaller the value of Y, the more elastic is the material-that is, the less it deforms with stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLASIK (Laser in Situ Keratomileusis)
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals, Surgical Techniques, and Complications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780824745776
ISBN (Print)9780824707972
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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