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Table 1 Comparison of out-of-plane displacement of human corneas at the central cornea and at the limbus in response to a 0.25 mmHg increase in hydrostatic pressure

From: An interferometric ex vivo study of corneal biomechanics under physiologically representative loading, highlighting the role of the limbus in pressure compensation

Human cornea No. w at central cornea, mean ± SD (μm) w at limbal/prelimbal region (N-T axis) (μm) w at limbal/prelimbal region (S-I axis) (μm) Mean dw/dx (central 8mm N-T axis) ×1.0e-06 Mean dw/dx (limbus N-T axis) ×1.0e-06 Mean dw/dy (central 8mm S-I axis) ×1.0e-06 Mean dw/dy (limbus S-I axis) ×1.0e-06
1 0.46 ± 0.058 0.46 0.44 0.66 3.39 0.74 3.59
2 0.29 ± 0.036 0.27 0.20 0.31 4.21 0.57 2.88
3 0.35 ± 0.028 0.37 0.27 0.26 4.39 0.57 1.91
4 0.68 ± 0.050 0.46 0.42 1.22 3.87 1.16 3.91
5 0.71 ± 0.068 0.66 0.63 0.58 5.70 0.81 5.13