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Can you use tonometry test to check for an astigmatism?
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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Tonometry=glaucoma
Tonometry checks the eye pressure looking for a disease called glaucoma (high pressure).
To check: the eye is 'numbed' with drops and device attached to 'slit lamp' touches the cornea. Also a pencil-like device touches the eye and instantly records eye pressure. Another method 'uses a puff of air' . Astigmatism can be found on a standard eye exam/refraction test or 'astigmatism mirror chart'.

In brief: Tonometry=glaucoma
Tonometry checks the eye pressure looking for a disease called glaucoma (high pressure).
To check: the eye is 'numbed' with drops and device attached to 'slit lamp' touches the cornea. Also a pencil-like device touches the eye and instantly records eye pressure. Another method 'uses a puff of air' . Astigmatism can be found on a standard eye exam/refraction test or 'astigmatism mirror chart'.
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