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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.


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"


n. tonometría, medida de la presión o tensión.
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Intraocular pressure was measured with goldman applanation tonometer (GAT) 2 hours after Nd: YAG laser capsulotomy.
The influence of corneal thickness and curvature on the difference between IOP measurements obtained with a non-contact tonometer and those with a Goldmann applanation tonometer.
Their IOPs were measured with Goldmann applanation tonometer.
1) concluded that "Because Tono-Pen (TP) measurements were lower than Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT) measurements and non-contact tonometer measurements were higher than GAT measurements, patient follow-ups, treatment strategies, and surgery plans must be organized taking these differences into consideration".
This visual recognition feature considers the clinical use of a Goldmann applanation tonometer.
Comparison of the rebound tonometer (TonoVet) with the applanation tonometer (TonoPen XL) in normal Eurasian eagle owls (Bubo bubo).
Intraocular pressure (IOP) was measured with Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT) and peripapillary RNFL thickness was measured in four quadrants with SD-OCT (Topcon 3D OCT-1000 Mark II) in all subjects.
All subjects underwent a complete ocular examination that included charting of best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and measurement of intra-ocular pressure (IOP) by Goldman Applanation Tonometer (GAT).
Comparison of the rebound tonometer (ICare[R]) to the applanation tonometer (Tonopen XL[R]) in normotensive dogs.
The objective of this study was to compare intraocular pressure measurement with Goldmann Applanation tonometer (GAT) and non-contact Air-Puff tonometer (APT).
HAdV-8 was also detected in three of the seven environmental samples; these were recovered from an exam chair hand rest, a slit lamp chin rest, and an applanation tonometer (a device used to measure intraocular pressure) in a single examination room.