Noninvasive measurement of optic nerve-head compliance by laser Doppler velocimetry

J Opt Soc Am. 1981 Apr;71(4):499-501. doi: 10.1364/josa.71.000499.


It is proposed that individuals who are susceptible to glaucomatous damage are those with relatively weak mechanical support at the optic nerve head. A noninvasive method of measuring tissue compliance is described. Preliminary results, obtained in vitro and in vivo, demonstrate the feasibility of the method.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Doppler Effect
  • Glaucoma / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Lasers
  • Optic Nerve / anatomy & histology*
  • Rabbits