Author: Irene Sisó-Fuertes, University of Manchester
In May 2016 an oral presentation was delivered by Irene Sisó Fuertes (ESR 2) at the ARVO annual conference. This is the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in the world, which attracts over 11,000 attendees from more than 75 countries. The results of an experimental cross-sectional study aiming to investigate the changes in the ciliary muscle dimensions with accommodation in different age groups were presented. This was a collaborative work between ESR 2 from the University of Manchester and Danilo Andrade de Jesus (ESR 3) from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation, Politechnika Wroclawska (Poland). The findings from this study support the lenticular theory of presbyopia as ciliary muscle was found to be invariant with age but to change in thickness with accommodation.