Biomechanics and mechanobiology play a potentially significant role in several ocular pathologies. Glaucoma is perhaps the best studied of these, but other ocular conditions where mechanics are important include retinal detachment and macular degeneration (1, 2). Knowledge of the mechanical properties of the relevant ocular tissues, including their constitutive relationships, is required to understand the biomechanical basis of pathology and also for developing biomechanically mediated therapies. Towards this end, it is necessary to understand the residual strain state of relevant ocular tissues prior to formulating accurate and predictive mechanical models (3).

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