Updated hand-held tonometer enhances clinical experienceA newly released hand-held tonometer model (Icare ic100, Icare U.S.A.) features several design upgrades while retaining the rebound technology for measuring IOP that was at the core of the earlier model.
New technology helps IOP measurementNot long ago, a colleague asked me if I performed Goldmann tonometry on all of my glaucoma patients. Without hesitation I said, “No.” When asked why not, I simply answered that not all of my patients are physically able to have the test performed on them.
Self-tonometry, new monitoring systems provide wealth of dataThe availability of technologies for ambulatory IOP measurement will usher in a new era in glaucoma patient management. L. Jay Katz, MD, said the technologies will provide better understanding of IOP and patient adherence to topical medications and to make more timely adjustments in therapy while reducing the number of office visits.