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Tonometry is a diagnostic test used to measure the pressure inside the eye, which is known as intraocular pressure. Elevated intraocular pressure can be a sign of glaucoma, a serious eye condition that can cause vision loss or blindness if left untreated. Traditionally, tonometry involves using a machine that emits a puff of air onto the eye, which can be uncomfortable and intimidating for many patients. However, advances in technology have led to the development of the iCare tonometer, a non-invasive and more comfortable alternative for measuring intraocular pressure.
iCare Tonometer – no more “puff of air”!
The iCare tonometer is a small, handheld device that uses a specialized probe to gently touch the cornea and measure the pressure inside the eye. Unlike traditional tonometry machines, the iCare tonometer does not require any numbing eye drops or air puffs, making it a more comfortable and less intimidating experience for patients.
- The iCare tonometer is especially useful for patients who may be sensitive to the air puff or have difficulty tolerating traditional tonometry methods, such as young children, elderly patients, or individuals with cognitive or physical disabilities.
- The iCare tonometer is also useful for measuring intraocular pressure in patients who have recently undergone corneal surgery or have corneal abnormalities that make traditional tonometry methods difficult or impossible.
In addition to being more comfortable for patients, the iCare tonometer also provides accurate and reliable measurements of intraocular pressure.