ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202110.0443.v1
Subject: Life Sciences, Biophysics Keywords: Keywords: Corneal Biomechanics; Corneal structure; Corneal Aberrations; Optical Density; Scheimpflug imaging; Ocular Response Analyzer.
Online: 28 October 2021 (15:24:20 CEST)
Optical properties of the cornea are responsible for correct vision, ultrastructure allows optical transparency and biomechanical properties governs the shape, elasticity or stiffness of the cor-nea affecting ocular integrity and intraocular pressure. Therefore, optical aberrations, corneal transparency, structure and biomechanics play a fundamental role in the optical quality of hu-man vision, ocular health and refractive surgery outcomes. However, the convergence of those properties is not yet reported at macroscopic scale within the hierarchical structure of the cornea. This work explores the relationships between biomechanics, structure and optical properties (corneal aberrations and optical density) at macrostructural level of the cornea through dual Placido-Scheimpflug imaging and air-puff tonometry systems in a healthy young adult popula-tion. Results showed convergence between optical transparency, corneal macrostructure and biomechanics.