Author: Danilo Andrade de Jesus, Wrocław University of Technology

Ageing of the population has several consequences for the human visual system. The corneal tissue which is responsible for two thirds of the total optical power is not an exception, suffering structural and anatomical changes with the age. Recently, Danilo A. Jesus and D. Robert Iskander have explored the usefulness of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) speckle to study the age-related changes in corneal stroma. This study showed that Generalized Gamma distribution has a potential to fit the corneal speckle and could be a helpful complement to evaluate the structure and elastic properties of the cornea in vivo. The results of this study will be presented at 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, in Milan, Italy, 25-29th of August, 2015.