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 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)
Pages (from-to)47-48
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
StatePublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the IEEE 29th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Newark, NJ, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2003Mar 23 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Bioengineering


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