Increased scleral rigidity and age-related macular degeneration

Ophthalmology. 1989 Jan;96(1):104-8. doi: 10.1016/s0161-6420(89)32936-8.


The coefficient of scleral rigidity of the eyes of 29 patients with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) was significantly higher than the rigidity of 25 control patients, frequency matched for age. The data suggest that an increased scleral rigidity may be a significant risk factor for the development of the disorder.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aging / physiology*
  • Compliance
  • Eye / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Macular Degeneration / physiopathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Regression Analysis
  • Sclera / physiopathology*