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How To Use the AccuPen Tonometer

Given the inflexibility of traditional Goldmann tonometers, the advent of handheld tonometry has been a boon to optometrists, ophthalmologists, and their practices. Handheld tonometers make it possible to measure intraocular pressure in the eyes of patients who, whether through anxiety or disability, are not receptive to traditional applanation instruments. Making sure intraocular pressure measurements are … Continue reading How To Use the AccuPen Tonometer

How To Properly Use a Tono-Pen

Tonometry, the measure of intraocular fluid pressure, is one of the most important aspects of ophthalmology. By measuring the level of pressure in the eye, ophthalmologists can determine whether a patient may have glaucoma, a condition in which damage to the optic nerve results in blindness. By diagnosing and intervening, eye doctors can hope to … Continue reading How To Properly Use a Tono-Pen

Tips for Proper Tonometer Calibration

An ophthalmologist’s instruments are not much like musical instruments, but they do have one similarity: they have to be in tune to do their jobs correctly. Whether you are playing a trumpet or examining eyes, maintaining accuracy during everyday use is a must. Tonometers are key pieces of equipment, measuring the fluid pressure inside a … Continue reading Tips for Proper Tonometer Calibration

A Brief History of the Tonometer

Tonometers and their variations have become a standard part of ophthalmology, as they are used to measure intraocular pressure to see if a patient is at risk for glaucoma. A tonometer’s purpose might not be news to you, but what you might not know is how the tonometer came to be in the first place. … Continue reading A Brief History of the Tonometer

How To Clean a Tonometer Probe

A tonometer is a fundamental tool for many ophthalmologists, which means it sees a lot of use. However, before and after an eye test, there’s some necessary maintenance that ophthalmologists need to know how to perform on tools such as a tonometer. Continue reading to learn how to clean a tonometer probe properly with the … Continue reading How To Clean a Tonometer Probe

Increase Your Revenue with Tonometry

Many veterinarians are seeking new ways to increase the profitability of their practice as the current recession drags on. One potential source of new revenue is tonometry. Tonometry is the procedure performed to determine the fluid pressure inside the eye to test for glaucoma. There are important reasons to accurately measure the eye pressure of … Continue reading Increase Your Revenue with Tonometry