Noncontact tonometry in children

Maurizio Buscemi, Carlo Capoferri, Anita Garavaglia, Cristina Nassivera, Paolo Nucci

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A hand-held noncontact tonometer (Pulsair, Keeler Ltd., UK) was tested in 42 children, from 5 months to 12 years of age. At least 1 intraocular pressure (IOP) reading was obtained in all of the 84 eyes studied, whereas with a Goldman applanation tonometer measurements could be obtained in only 26 eyes (14 subjects). Time required for examination with the Pulsair was quite variable and related to age (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-464
Number of pages4
JournalOptometry and Vision Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • Childhoodt
  • Glaucoma
  • Intraocular pressure
  • Tonometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry


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