Measurement of intraocular pressure in pig's eyes using a new tonometer prototype

A. Banobre, T. L. Alvarez, R. D. Fechtner, R. J. Greene, G. A. Thomas, O. Levi, N. Ciampa

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We have developed a new tonometer prototype that may prove useful for non-invasive self-tonometry. The device measures the IOP by recording the force required to deform the cornea as function of distance. The goal of this experiment was to measure the IOP on porcine eyes with the new tonometer prototype. The IOP was a measured directly from the cornea of porcine's eyes with different IOPs. These preliminary data demonstrate the clinical potential of home self-tonometry. Intraocular pressure (IOP) monitoring has revealed that diurnal fluctuations in IOP are a significant independent risk for glaucoma progression. The development of a non-invasive self-tonometer and a clinical method for its use by the patient at home will help in the management of glaucoma progression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number14.1.4
Pages (from-to)260-261
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
StatePublished - 2005
EventProceedings of the 2005 IEEE 31st Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Hoboken, NJ, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2005Apr 3 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering


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