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the measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea

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Applanation tonometry and the STT1 can easily be performed on adult bald eagles and provide reproducible results.
06 When considering corneal thickness and IOP measurement by applanation tonometry which of the following statements is incorrect?
Measurement of aortic stiffness by applanation tonometry with pulse-wave velocity has been the gold-standard method and is well validated in large populations as a strong predictor of adverse cardiovascular outcomes (34).
After the STT, IOP was measured by using applanation tonometry with the Tono-Pen Vet tonometer after topical instillation of one drop of 0.
In the region where this audit is being carried out, a fee for an enhanced service of one repeat intraocular pressure (IOP) reading with applanation tonometry including protocol relating to age of patient and assuming normal discs and VF--has been paid to participating optometrists since 2010 (IOP Repeat Readings Service).
The intraocular pressure was assessed by means of applanation tonometry (Tonopen-XL, Mentor, Norwell, MA, USA) after a topical administration of 0.
This product was a popular choice for many when undertaking applanation tonometry and optometrists and ophthalmologists now have to consider alternatives.
The Tono-Pen (Reichert Technologies, Depew, NY, USA) relies on the principle of applanation tonometry, measuring the pressure required to flatten a predefined area of the cornea.
Sodium fluorescein, usually termed in a clinical setting as simply 'fluorescein', has a variety of ophthalmic applications, including assessment of retinal vascular function using fluorescein angiography, Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT), and rigid gas permeable contact lens fitting.
Because statistical differences have been observed between applanation tonometry and rebound tonometry, the results of one method cannot be applied to another; also, the different interspecific anatomic characteristics seen in vertebrates led to questions about the extrapolation of IOP data collected in different species.