It is proposed that individuals who are susceptible to glaucomatous damage are those with relatively weak mechanical support at the optic nerve head. A noninvasive method of measuring tissue compliance is described. Preliminary results, obtained in <i>vitro</i> and <i>in vivo</i>, demonstrate the feasibility of the method.
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R. Zeimer, J. T. Wilensky, M. F. Goldberg, and S. A. Solin, "Noninvasive measurement of optic nerve-head compliance by laser Doppler velocimetry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 71, 499-501 (1981)