Simulation of AH flows and deformation of DMD in a 3D AC

Zuhaila Ismail, Lim Yeou Jiann, Sabaruddin Ahmad Jamali, Alistair Fitt

Abstract


This paper presents the interaction between the aqueous humour (AH) flows and the deformation of Descemet membrane detachment (DMD) in a 3D anterior chamber (AC). Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) method is used to model the problem. Finite element method using COMSOL Multiphysics software is adopted to solve the governing equations for the AH flows and the deformation of DMD. The fluid flow behaviour and the deformation of the detached Descemet membrane are analysed in order to comprehend the progression of the DMD in the AC due to the AH flows and vice versa. The re-attachment or re-detachment of the DMD is significantly affected by the AH flows. Advance treatment for the DMD can be developed based on a better understanding of the interaction between the AH flows and the DMD.


Keywords


Aqueous Humour, Descemet Membrane Detachment, Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11113/mjfas.v13n4-1.898

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