A 40-year-old member asked:
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what's the accuracy of puff machines in opticians?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Reasonable: They are screening devices that are reasonably accurate. If the result is high, then the pressure should be checked with a more accurate technique, like applanation tonometry.
Answered on Dec 10, 2012

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