Low intraocular pressure

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:39
Country
France
Age
61
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Hi,

Should Non-Contact Tonometry be performed on an eye with IOP of < 4mm/hg?

I recently suffered from ruptured globe of the iris. Non-contact tonometry was performed on the ruptured eye.

I am now suffering some adverse side effects from the injury and am wondering if the tonometry measurement on the ruptured eye could have caused damage?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your question

 

 

Contact tonometry should not be used in ruptured globe while non contact tonometry can be used with caution in ruptured globe and also it depend on the severity and extent of the rupture.

Non contact tonometry is not as accurate as contact tonometry.

 

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