Breakfast Club Seminar Series

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Colly Mitchell

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Summary Sentence: "Ocular Biomechanics: Lots of Good Problems Looking for Solutions" - Ross Ethier, PhD - Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Research Alliance Lawrence L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Eminent Scholar in Bioengineering

Full Summary: The IBB Breakfast Club seminar series was started with the spirit of the Institute's interdisciplinary mission in mind and started to feature local IBB faculty member's research in a seminar format. Faculty are often asked to speak at other universities and conferences, but rarely present at their home institution, this seminar series is an attempt to close that gap. The IBB Breakfast Club is open to anyone in the bio-community.

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"Ocular Biomechanics: Lots of Good Problems Looking for Solutions"

Ross Ethier, PhD

Professor
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Research Alliance Lawrence L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Eminent Scholar in Bioengineering

Eyes matter – vision loss is consistently rated as one of the most feared disabilities and blindness imposes huge social and economic costs. Good human vision requires, among other processes, biomechanical homeostasis within the eye itself. In this talk I will discuss the role of biomechanics and mechanobiology in several ocular conditions and processes: emmetropia (the development of the eye to achieve a sharp image on the retina), secondary cataract and glaucoma. The emphasis will be on describing open clinical and basic science problems in ocular biomechanics.

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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
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BK Club, IBB
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  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 10, 2012 - 6:05am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:01pm