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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.
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the art or science of measuring tones, especially with a tonometer. — tonometrist, n. — tonometric, adj.
See also: Tuning
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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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n. tonometría, medida de la presión o tensión.
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All patients were operated by a single surgeon and IOP was measured after first post-operative day, and after intervals of first week, second week, one month and forty days using applanation tonometry (AT) and fluorescein dye.
In healthy subjects, the increase in IOP between sitting and supine position was reported as 1.8 mmHg using Perkins applanation tonometer, 2.5-3.9 mmHg with pneumotonometer, 1.2 mmHg with Tono-Pen, and 4.1 mmHg with Goldman applanation tonometry. (1,26,27,28,29) Mosaed et al.
Intraocular pressure difference in Goldmann applanation tonometry versus Perkins hand-held applanation tonometry in overweight patients.
A drop of proparacaine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.5% was placed in each eye, and the intraocular pressure (IOP) was assessed by applanation tonometry (Tono-Pen XL, Reichert Technologies, Depew, NY, USA).
Schirmer tear test type I readings and intraocular pressure values assessed by applanation tonometry (Tonopen[R] XL) in normal eyes of four european species of birds of prey.
Applanation tonometry found the intraocular pressure to be 16 mmHg in the right eye and 14 mmHg in the left eye.
* Video skills guides that cover core skills such as testing pupils, applanation tonometry and anterior chamber depth
Kim, M.D., from Emory University in Atlanta, and colleagues studied freshman ASF participants and non-athletic undergraduate controls with repeated measures echocardiography and applanation tonometry before and after one competitive season.
Susanna Jr., "Dynamic contour tonometry and goldman applanation tonometry in eyes with keratoconus," Clinics, vol.
Intraocular pressure measured by Goldmann applanation tonometry was 36 mmHg in OD and 34 mmHg in OS.