Definition of Tonometry

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




Definition of Tonometry

1. n. The act of measuring with a tonometer;

Definition of Tonometry

1. Noun. The measurement of tension or pressure. ¹

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Definition of Tonometry

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Medical Definition of Tonometry

1. This is procedure which measures the pressure inside the eyes. This is a screening test for glaucoma. This test is performed by an ophthalmologist. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tonometry

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Literary usage of Tonometry

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1. Diagnostics of the Fundus Oculi by Edward Leroy Oatman (1920)
"INSTRUMENTAL tonometry is performed in two ways: ( 1 ) By the manometer, an instrument which connects the interior of the eye directly with the mercurial ..."

2. A Treatise on Diagnostic Methods of Examination by Hermann Sahli (1911)
"62, p. 142), which, from the accompanying cardiogram, must be designated as a true alternans. SPHYGMOMANOMETRY (tonometry) THE DETERMINATION OF THE ARTERIAL ..."

3. Ophthalmic surgery: A Handbook of the Surgical Operations on the Eyeball and by Josef Meller (1912)
"tonometry. It is now generally recognized that the Schiotz tonometer furnishes an accurate and certain means of determining the intraocular tension. ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"Physiol., Bonn, 1913, cliii, 663-673. G. Measurements of Blood Pressure (Sphygmomanometry, or tonometry, of the Blood Vessels) 1. ..."

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