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Tonometry 09/09/2013

Tractament-mèdic-glaucoma

Intraocular pressure is the biggest risk factor for developing glaucoma and it is therefore fundamental to quantify this pressure.

It's measured using a Goldmann tonometer, which calculates the force required to flatten (applanate) the cornea.


Related pathologies

· Open angle glaucoma

· Closed angle glaucoma


Author

Dr. Marta Pazos, M.D. PhD
COMB Medical license number: 38.658
Ophthalmologist
Specialist in glaucoma

Last modified 22 November, 2017 - 9:09