# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

2015, 2015(special): 297-303. doi: 10.3934/proc.2015.0297

## Radially symmetric solutions of an anisotropic mean curvature equation modeling the corneal shape

 1 Dipartimento di Matematica e Geoscienze, Università degli Studi di Trieste, Via A. Valerio 12/1, 34127 Trieste 2 Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambrésis, LAMAV, FR CNRS 2956, Institut des Sciences et Techniques de Valenciennes, F-59313 Valenciennes Cedex 9, France

Received  August 2014 Revised  January 2015 Published  November 2015

We prove existence and uniqueness of classical solutions of the anisotropic prescribed mean curvature problem \begin{equation*} {\rm -div}\left({\nabla u}/{\sqrt{1 + |\nabla u|^2}}\right) = -au + {b}/{\sqrt{1 + |\nabla u|^2}}, \ \text{ in } B, \quad u=0, \ \text{ on } \partial B, \end{equation*} where $a,b>0$ are given parameters and $B$ is a ball in ${\mathbb R}^N$. The solution we find is positive, radially symmetric, radially decreasing and concave. This equation has been proposed as a model of the corneal shape in the recent papers [13,14,15,18,17], where however a linearized version of the equation has been investigated.
Citation: Chiara Corsato, Colette De Coster, Pierpaolo Omari. Radially symmetric solutions of an anisotropic mean curvature equation modeling the corneal shape. Conference Publications, 2015, 2015 (special) : 297-303. doi: 10.3934/proc.2015.0297
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