Mathematical Modeling of Exudative Retinal Detachment

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ABSTRACT

A simple mathematical model for the exudative retinal detachment has been developed. The model takes into consideration a typical retinal blister with unknown shape and the fluid flow caused by its accumulation in the subretinal space through the fluid-leakage into the subretinal space from the choriocapillar is across the outer blood-retina barrier described by Darcy’s law. The theory of bending beams is applied to model the deformation of the retinal blister. The boundary value problem describing the retinal deformation in dimensionless form is solved using the perturbation method. The computational results for the retinal deformation are presented through graphs to illustrate the sensitivity of the deformation to the elastic modulus, the moment of inertia and intraocular pressure and discussed.

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Avtar, R. and Srivastava, S. (2017) Mathematical Modeling of Exudative Retinal Detachment. Applied Mathematics, 8, 44-56. doi: 10.4236/am.2017.81005.

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