Keratoconus, cross-link-induction, comparison between fitting exponential function and a fitting equation obtained by a mathematical model.

@article{Albanese2009KeratoconusCC,
  title={Keratoconus, cross-link-induction, comparison between fitting exponential function and a fitting equation obtained by a mathematical model.},
  author={Anthony Albanese and Roberto Urso and Luciano Bianciardi and M. Rigato and Emilio Battisti},
  journal={Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie},
  year={2009},
  volume={63 9},
  pages={693-6}
}
With reference to experimental data in the literature, we present a model consisting of two elastic elements, conceived to simulate resistance to stretching, at constant velocity of elongation, of corneal tissue affected by keratoconus, treated with riboflavin and ultraviolet irradiation to induce cross-linking. The function describing model behaviour adapted to stress and strain values. It was found that the Young's moduli of the two elastic elements increased in cross-linked tissues and that… CONTINUE READING