Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Tonometry

Contributor(s): David L Williams

Introduction

  • Measurement of intra-ocular pressure.

Uses

  • To determine whether glaucoma Glaucoma is present.
  • To monitor changes in intra-ocular pressure on glaucoma treatment.
  • To determine whether uveitis 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.
  • Miller P E & Pickett J P (1992) Comparison of human and canine Schiotz tonometry conversion tables in clinically normal dogs. JAVMA 201 (7), 1021-5 PubMed.
  • Priehs D R, Gum G G, Whiteley R D et al (1990) Evaluation of three applanation tonometers in dogs. Am J Vet Res 51 (10), 1547-1550 PubMed.


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