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SOME PRACTICAL POINTS IN TONOMETRY

SOME PRACTICAL POINTS IN TONOMETRY Abstract Ophthalmologists are agreed that the outstanding evidence of glaucoma is an increased intra-ocular pressure which can be gaged satisfactorily with the aid of the tonometer. This instrument is especially valuable in the early diagnosis of glaucoma simplex and serves as an accurate guide for medical and surgical treatment. This paper is intended to furnish a brief review of the subject of tonometry in the light of some recent investigations. The contour and consistency of the eyeball is maintained by the physical state of the eye and the intra-ocular pressure to such a degree that any increase or decrease of the intra-ocular pressure is transmitted to the cornea and other structures. Such a change in tissue tension is detected by indirectly measuring the corneal impressibility. Corneal impressibility is elicited by placing the instrument accurately on the cornea, where it will exert enough pressure to force its plunger to impress http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

SOME PRACTICAL POINTS IN TONOMETRY

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 3 (4) – Apr 1, 1930

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1930 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1930.00810060069009
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Abstract

Abstract Ophthalmologists are agreed that the outstanding evidence of glaucoma is an increased intra-ocular pressure which can be gaged satisfactorily with the aid of the tonometer. This instrument is especially valuable in the early diagnosis of glaucoma simplex and serves as an accurate guide for medical and surgical treatment. This paper is intended to furnish a brief review of the subject of tonometry in the light of some recent investigations. The contour and consistency of the eyeball is maintained by the physical state of the eye and the intra-ocular pressure to such a degree that any increase or decrease of the intra-ocular pressure is transmitted to the cornea and other structures. Such a change in tissue tension is detected by indirectly measuring the corneal impressibility. Corneal impressibility is elicited by placing the instrument accurately on the cornea, where it will exert enough pressure to force its plunger to impress

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1930

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