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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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Results obtained with noncontact tonometry have a high statistical correlation to those obtained using conventional Goldmann applanation tonometry[1-8] (Table 1).
Visual acuity was 20/20 in both eyes on Snellen chart, and intraocular pressure as measured by noncontact tonometry was within normal limits.