The Utility of Diaton Tonometer Measurements in Patients With Ocular Hypertension, Glaucoma, and Glaucoma Tube Shunts: A Preliminary Study for its Potential Use in Keratoprosthesis Patients

@article{Risma2016TheUO,
  title={The Utility of Diaton Tonometer Measurements in Patients With Ocular Hypertension, Glaucoma, and Glaucoma Tube Shunts: A Preliminary Study for its Potential Use in Keratoprosthesis Patients},
  author={Justin M Risma and Shandiz Tehrani and Kai Wang and John H. Fingert and Wallace L. M. Alward and Young H. Kwon},
  journal={Journal of Glaucoma},
  year={2016},
  volume={25},
  pages={643–647}
}
Purpose:Glaucoma is common in patients with the Boston type 1 keratoprosthesis (KPro). Because of the inability to perform corneal applanation in KPro patients, digital palpation is currently the mainstay for assessment of intraocular pressure (IOP). The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Diaton tonometer, which estimates IOP through transpalpebral scleral indentation, can reasonably detect high IOP when compared with Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) in patients with ocular… 

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