Development of a Novel Mechanism for Early Stage Keratoconus Identification System (ESKIS)

Soylak M.

European International Journal of Science and Technology, vol.9, no.5, pp.30-40, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : European International Journal of Science and Technology
  • Page Numbers: pp.30-40


In keratoconus (KC) disease, the collagen network structure in the eye is disrupted and shows

relaxation in a certain area. This area, which has relaxation with the effect of intraocular pressure, is

bombarded outwards, thus changes in the refractive power, visual quality and surface structure of

the cornea. In this study, an experimental system was established to map the elasticity of the entire

surface of the cornea, and software was prepared to receive and process the data. The developed

system can apply force at desired points on the entire surface with its electromechanical structure

and can measure the shape change. The results showed that; In the event that the experimental setup

developed within the scope of the study is developed and used especially in safe use, it is possible

to detect keratoconus disease at the initial stage with all surface scanning performed on the eye.