Ocular Biomechanics

Highlight: Clinical study success for novel contact lens device

A novel contact lens device developed to improve the treatment of glaucoma has been found to reliably track pressure changes in the eye and be wearable by people who took part in its first clinical study.

Biomechanical Engineering Group

We are a group of engineers interested in ocular and soft tissue biomechanics research, using structural engineering analysis tools to determine the material properties of ocular tissue and to simulate the eye’s response to tonometry and contact lens wear. Our group has developed state of the art laboratory facilities that provide tight control of hydration, temperature and strain rate and offer non-contact behaviour monitoring methods. Our work is now progressing in the development of a number of medical devices to improve clinical practice in ophthalmology.