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A reading of 3 on the Goldman tonometer dial indicates an iop of 30 correct? You multiply by 10 is that correct? Thanks
Correctamundo!: Yes. Multiply the drum reading by 10 to get the intraocular pressure in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). ...Read more
In glaucoma annual exam I have Humphrey visual field test but not the Goldman test that measures wider field. Is it a good idea to have both tests?
Not an issue: Visual field tests are helpful in the early diagnosis of glaucoma. Disc evaluation is more useful in the middle phases and visual field becomes the only marker later when the disc is maximum. The Humphrey is standardized against the Goldmann and either test is useful when sequential tests are run. It does not usually matter which is done and some cannot do the Humphrey well. ...Read more
My iop is 21-21 goldman ton. And my cct =614-610. Rnfl=0.20-0.19 c/d rat=0.22-0.24 linear c/d=0.46-0.49 is it normal for me? (26 years old) glaucoma
Not to worry: These are not pathologic numbers and the cct is somewhat protective. I am guessing you had an evaluation with this detail because there is glaucoma in your family. It is reasonable every two years or so to have your iop checked because 21 is the upper limits of normal, but please don't lose any sleep over this. ...Read more