Tonometers for use in Ambulatory and Stationary Facilities
The tonometer is a diagnostic instrument with which the intraocular pressure can be measured. A normal inner eye pressure value is between 10 and 21 mmHg. High inner eye pressure is one of the most noteworthy risk factors for the possibility of glaucoma; therefore, tonometry is used to recognise early signs of glaucoma.
How is Eye Pressure Measured?
There are various tonometers, which each provides a different method of intraocular pressure measurement. For example, there are measuring devices that determine cornea resistance through contact with a metal pin, as well as those with which intraocular pressure is measured with a non-contact method i.e. air pulse. When using tonometers that measure via pressure, a local anaesthetic is often necessary, considering that the examination can often be painful and unpleasant.
Anaesthesia-Free Tonometry with the Rebound Tonometer
An exception to the rule comes in the form of the Icare Rebound Tonometer. With this tonometer, the measurement body so gently touches the eye that the patient hardly feels the test; therefore, a local anaesthetic is not necessary when testing intraocular pressure with the Rebound tonometer. The principle used for this special type of tonometry is based on the acquisition of a movement parameter from the electromagnetically accelerated testing tip. In order to achieve proper hygiene, the Icare Rebound Tonometer is operated with single-use measurement heads, which eliminates any risk of cross contamination or infectious transmission. Therefore, the Icare tonometer can not only be used for glaucoma preventions, but also for follow up testing.
Additional Examination Tools for Ophthalmology
At Praxisdienst, you are offered tonometers and accessories for eye doctors and other medical disciplines. For example, we provide you with ophthalmoscopes, retinoscopes and slit lamps at affordable prices; all in the category Otoscopes and Ophtalmoscopes.
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