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Tonometry

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Introduction

  • Measurement of intraocular pressure.

Uses

  • To determine whether glaucoma Glaucoma is present.
  • To monitor changes in intraocular pressure on glaucoma treatment.
  • To determine whether uveitis is present.

Advantages

  • Allows definitive diagnosis of glaucoma.
  • Allows accurate monitoring of response to treatment.

Disadvantages

  • Expense of applanation tonometer.
  • Difficulty of use of indentation tonometer.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Passaglia C L, Guo X, Chen J et al (2004) Tono-Pen XL® calibration curves for cats, cows and sheep. Vet Ophthalmol (4), 261-264 PubMed.
  • Miller P E & Pickett J P (1992) Comparison of human and canine Schiotz tonometry conversion tables in clinically normal cats. JAVMA 201 (7), 1017-20 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Petersen-Jones S & Crispin S (2002) BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Ophthalmology. 2nd edn. British Small Animal Veterinary Association. ISBN 0 905214 54 4

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