On the mechanics of a detaching retina.

@article{Bottega2013OnTM,
  title={On the mechanics of a detaching retina.},
  author={William J Bottega and Peter L. Bishay and Jonathan L. Prenner and Howard F. Fine},
  journal={Mathematical medicine and biology : a journal of the IMA},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          287-310
        }
}
A mechanics-based mathematical model for retinal detachment is developed, incorporating an energy-based criterion for propagation. Retinas with and without central tears are considered and contraction of the vitreous and extension of its fibrils, along with a pressure difference across the retina, are taken as the stimuli for detachment propagation. In addition to the equations of motion, boundary and matching conditions, the variational formulation yields the self-consistent energy release… 

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