Development and preliminary data of an electro-mechanical self-operated tonometer

E. J. Moore, T. L. Alvarez, R. D. Fechtner, R. J. Greene, G. A. Thomas

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Research suggests that fluctuations in diurnal intraocular pressure (IOP) are a significant independent risk for glaucoma progression. An effective self-tonometer and a clinical method for its use by the patient at home would help the management of glaucoma. We describe a prototype of a new tonometer that may prove useful for non-invasive self-tonometry. Preliminary data suggests that the device is locating the area of IOP by calculating the force required. to deform the cornea at a given time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference
EditorsStanley Reisman, Richard Foulds, Bruno Mantilla
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780377672
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event29th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC 2003 - Newark, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2003Mar 23 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
ISSN (Print)1071-121X
ISSN (Electronic)2160-7001


Other29th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBC 2003
CountryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering


  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biomedical measurements
  • Calibration
  • Capacitive sensors
  • Cornea
  • Force measurement
  • Linearity
  • Low pass filters
  • Physics
  • Prototypes

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