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What Causes Spots on Instruments After Autoclaving and What To Do

If you notice spots appearing on your medical tools after the autoclaving process, you’ll want to be careful how you proceed. Marks like these can be harmless, or they can be a sign of some underlying damage to your instruments. Today, we will help you understand what causes spots on instruments after autoclaving and what … Continue reading What Causes Spots on Instruments After Autoclaving and What To Do

What Are the Benefits and Disadvantages of Laser Cataract Surgery?

For as long as optometry has existed, we’ve attempted to treat vision loss due to cataracts. As the eye’s natural lens ages, it becomes cloudy. This makes it difficult to see at night and in the presence of bright light sources, which makes driving and other activities prohibitively dangerous. The damage to a natural lens … Continue reading What Are the Benefits and Disadvantages of Laser Cataract Surgery?

What Is Considered Normal Eye Pressure?

Where there are fluids, there’s pressure affecting them. We’re concerned with our blood pressure and the air pressure in our tires. Sometimes less apparent to eye patients is the pressure of the intraocular fluid in their eyes. When intraocular pressure exceeds acceptable parameters, optic nerve damage can cause glaucoma and ensuing permanent vision loss. While … Continue reading What Is Considered Normal Eye Pressure?

How To Disinfect and Calibrate Your Tonometer

Among the most important instruments in an ophthalmologist’s office is the tonometer, which measures the pressure of fluid within the eye. Most tonometers measure intraocular fluid pressure through applanation or direct contact with the cornea. Others simply rely on delivering a puff of air to the cornea and remotely measuring the depression that air puff … Continue reading How To Disinfect and Calibrate Your Tonometer

Methods of Measuring Eye Pressure

Taking a reading of a patient’s intraocular pressure is the first step in identifying the onset of glaucoma. High pressure in the eyes leads to high pressure upon the optic nerve, which damages the cells of those nerves and impedes the eyes’ ability to communicate with the rest of the brain. The necessity and sensitivity … Continue reading Methods of Measuring Eye Pressure

Factors Affecting IOP Measurements

One of the most important tasks any eye doctor has is to screen for glaucoma—the gradual loss of vision due to pressure on the optic nerve. Most of this pressure comes from an inability of the eye to drain intraocular fluid. Measuring intraocular pressure, or IOP, using an instrument known as the tonometer has been … Continue reading Factors Affecting IOP Measurements