Limbal rebound tonometry: clinical comparisons and applications

Limbal rebound tonometry: clinical comparisons and applications Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (2017) 255:1795–1799 DOI 10.1007/s00417-017-3725-7 GLAUCOMA Limbal rebound tonometry: clinical comparisons and applications 1,2 2 1,2 1,2 Georgios Bontzos & Michail Agiorgiotakis & Zoi Kapsala & Efstathios Detorakis Received: 13 February 2017 /Revised: 25 May 2017 /Accepted: 13 June 2017 /Published online: 28 June 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 . . . . Abstract Keywords Tonometry Glaucoma iCare Limbus Purpose The accuracy of contact tonometry may be compro- Intraocular pressure mised in cases with disorders affecting central corneal bio- mechanical properties. This study examined the reliability of rebound tonometry (RT) on the area of corneo-scleral limbus, Introduction instead of the conventional central corneal area, and the cor- relation of findings with ocular biometric parameters. The accurate measurement of the intraocular pressure (IOP) is Methods This is a prospective cross-sectional study performed essential for the investigation and management of a wide va- at the Department of Ophthalmology of the University Hospital riety of ophthalmic conditions and surgical interventions. of Heraklion, in Crete, Greece. Consecutive cataract surgery Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) is performed by candidates without concomitant ocular pathology, apart from flatttening of the central corneal area and is currently consid- cataract, were included. RT was performed Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology Springer Journals

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