Tonometry is a procedure used to measure the intraocular pressure, or IOP, of a patient’s eye. The IOP is based on the fluid pressure within the eye, but practitioners should be aware that thick corneas or post-surgical results can influence readings. Still, tonometers are an invaluable tool for evaluating and assessing patients who have Glaucoma or are at risk for Glaucoma. Increased fluid pressure in the eye can lead to permanent optic nerve damage. Thankfully, early diagnosis and proper treatment of Glaucoma can limit the amount of vision loss caused by the disorder.
Types of Tonometers
There are many types of tonometers, including non-contact, auto, applanation. Non-contact tonometers were historically used to quickly indicate a high IOP, not assess a patient’s risk. Today, however, advancements in technology and design and have made non-contact tonometers an essential piece of optometry equipment for many offices. This design uses a calibrated “air puff” to quickly measure IOP, and correlates with Goldmann tonometry measurements. Gold Coast Ophathalmic currently offers a non-contact tonometer by Marco Ophthalmic Instruments.
About Marco Ophthalmic Instruments
Eye-care professionals have counted on Marco’s range of vision diagnostic equipment for over forty years. Marco remains a leader in the industry thanks to the company’s commitment to improving design, efficiency, and effectiveness. Classic products include Lensmeters, Keratometers, and Refractors as well as Slit Lamps, Chart Projectors, and Chairs & Stands. Choosing Marco’s state-of-the-art equipment for your practice will help make the day-to-day efforts of you and your staff simpler and easier.
Marco NT 510 Non-Contact Tonometer
The Marco NT 510’s automated features make it easy for practitioners and staff to quickly gather precise IOP measurements on all patients. The model’s design and controls also improve patient comfort. A motorized ophthalmic chinrest makes adjustments easy, while a safety lock ensures there is no accidental patient contact with the equipment. In addition to these innovations, advanced “soft air” puff controls mean the Marco tonometer produces only the minimum necessary air pressure for each patient. This cutting edge feature may very well become standard for tonometer models in the future. Consider adding to your office’s current equipment and see what a difference the Marco NT 510 will make for your staff and patients.
Features of the Marco NT 510 Non-Contact Tonometer
- Auto-tracking function provides simple, automatic alignment and measurement
- Advanced “soft air” puff control allows for minimum necessary air pressure
- Easy-to-adjust LCD screen
- Built-in printer
- Computer interface for fast, convenient data transfer