Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the world and is due to the damage of retinal ganglion cell axons. While an abnormally high intraocular pressure (IOP) is the most relevant risk factor for glaucomatous damage, the elderly and persons of African ancestry have a significantly greater tendency for developing glaucoma than younger people and those of European ancestry.
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Racial Differences in the Aging Human Sclera
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Grytz, R, Fazio, MA, Libertiaux, V, Bruno, L, Gardiner, S, Girkin, CA, & Downs, JC. "Racial Differences in the Aging Human Sclera." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference. Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions. Sunriver, Oregon, USA. June 26–29, 2013. V01BT43A006. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2013-14773
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