David Mitchell, OD, discusses What is an Air Puff Tonometer
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Featuring Dr. David Mitchell, OD
What is an Air Puff Tonometer> Duration: 28 seconds
The air puff tonometer is an instrument used to measure the internal pressure of the eye by exerting an external force on the eye.
When the patient sits at the front end of the instrument a puff of air hits the eye, doesn't hurt but it is a little bit startling, and a printout is made of what the pressure is.
If the pressures are high or suspicious then further testing is done to ensure there is no glaucoma.
Local Practitioners: Optometrist
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