Tonometer Schioetz

A Schiotz tonometer is a type of tonometer that is used to measure intraocular pressure (IOP). It is a small, handheld instrument that consists of a metal probe with a rounded tip that is gently pressed to the surface of the eye to measure the eye’s resistance to deformation.

A Schiotz tonometer is an important tool that is used by healthcare providers to assess a patient’s eye health and diagnose conditions such as glaucoma. It is considered to be one of the most accurate and reliable methods for measuring intraocular pressure.

A Schiotz tonometer works by gently pressing a metal probe to the surface of the eye to measure the eye’s resistance to deformation. The metal probe has a known weight, and the pressure required to press the metal probe into the eye is directly proportional to the intraocular pressure.

A Schiotz tonometer has a scale that shows intraocular pressure in mmHg. The scale is divided into two parts, with 0 to 20 large scale divisions and 0 to 0.1 small scale divisions. The large scale divisions show intraocular pressure in the range of 0 to 20 mmHg, while the small scale divisions show intraocular pressure in the range of 0 to 0.1 mmHg.

A Schiotz tonometer is a safe and effective tool for measuring intraocular pressure. However, it is important to use this tonometer correctly to ensure accurate results.

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