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The Effect of Lens Shape, Zonular Insertion and Finite Element Model on Simulated Shape Change of the Eye Lens

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posted on 2024-03-20, 16:03 authored by Lin Ye, Kehao Wang, Jorge Grasa, Barbara K Pierscionek

The process of lens shape change in the eye to alter focussing (accommodation) is still not fully understood. Modelling approaches have been used to complement experimental findings in order to determine how constituents in the accommodative process influence the shape change of the lens. An unexplored factor in modelling is the role of the modelling software on the results of simulated shape change. Finite element models were constructed in both Abaqus and Ansys software using biological parameters from measurements of shape and refractive index of two 35-year-old lenses. The effect of zonular insertion on simulated shape change was tested on both 35-year-old lens models and with both types of software. Comparative analysis of shape change, optical power, and stress distributions showed that lens shape and zonular insertion positions affect the results of simulated shape change and that Abaqus and Ansys show differences in their respective models. The effect of the software package used needs to be taken into account when constructing finite element models and deriving conclusions.

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Annals of Biomedical Engineering

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0090-6964

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Springer Science and Business Media LLC

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