A simple mathematical model for the transient flow of aqueous humor in the canal of Schlemm is developed to investigate the acceleration effects of a sudden elevation in the intraocular pressure on the flow characteristics of the aqueous humor in the canal. The model treats a canal segment as a tube of elliptic cross-section. Exact analytical solution to the model is obtained using separation of variables method. The effects of some important model parameters on the maximum and minimum shear stresses exerted on the Schlemm’s canal epithelial cells (wall) by flowing aqueous humor are investigated for the steady-state flow.
Avtar, Ram; Srivastava, Swati; and Srivastava, Rashmi
Modelling the Flow of Aqueous Humor in Schlemm’s Canal in the Eye,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 9,
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol9/iss1/12