tonometry

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to·nom·e·ter

 (tō-nŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. Any of various instruments for measuring pressure or tension.
2. An instrument for measuring hydrostatic pressure within the eyeball, used to detect glaucoma.
3. Music An instrument, such as a graduated set of tuning forks, used to determine the pitch or vibration rate of tones.

[Greek tonos, tension; see tone + -meter.]

to′no·met′ric (tō′nə-mĕt′rĭk) adj.
to·nom′e·try n.

tonometry

the art or science of measuring tones, especially with a tonometer. — tonometrist, n. — tonometric, adj.
See also: Tuning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tonometry - the measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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to·nom·e·try

n. tonometría, medida de la presión o tensión.
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17) To measure AIx, an ascending aortic pressure waveform was derived from the radial artery waveforms recorded at the wrist using applanation tonometry with a high-fidelity micromanometer.
To measure the augmentation index (AIx), an ascending aortic pressure waveform was derived from the radial artery waveforms recorded at the wrist using applanation tonometry with a high-fidelity micromanometer.
19,20) Studies that used applanation tonometry have shown that the IOPs of some species of hawks and eagles are not significantly different from each other but are significantly higher than those for owls and kestrels.
In applanation tonometry, you are given drops to numb your eye, and a pressure-sensitive tip is placed against the eye to measure its pressure.
31) However, the variation obtained with the noncontact tonometer was greater than that with the Goldmann applanation tonometer, (32) so that the sensitivity of the study would have been greater had applanation tonometry been used.
a/ Too much fluorescein while undertaking applanation tonometry may lead to an overestimation of the IOP
The Diaton tonometer is particularly useful in cases where standard direct applanation tonometry is difficult or not viable, such as with pediatric patients, in presence of certain corneal pathology, following corneal surgery, and in cases of eye trauma.
Intraocular pressures as measured by applanation tonometry were 12 mmHg in both eyes, and a dilated fundoscopic examination revealed bilateral serous retinal detachment and optic disc edema (Figure 1a).