The role of mechanical forces in the progression of glaucoma has been suggested to be critical, especially in the region of the lamina cribrosa and optic nerve head [1,2]. However, little is known regarding the quantitative mapping of collagen fiber architecture around the scleral globe. Several experimental investigations into the biomechanical response of ocular tissue from animals [3–5] have been performed while comparatively less information is available for the response of human ocular tissue.

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