August 1971
Volume 10, Issue 8
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Theory and Calibration of the Schiøtz Tonometer
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  • ROBERT A. MOSES
    Department of Ophthalmology, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid, Saint Louis, Mo. 63110
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science August 1971, Vol.10, 592-600. doi:
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      ROBERT A. MOSES; Theory and Calibration of the Schiøtz Tonometer . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1971;10(8):592-600.

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Abstract

A geometrical model of the Schiøtz tonometer indentation is proposed. Calculations based on the model predict relationships of scale reading to tonometric pressure, plunger weight, and radius of corneal curvature. Change of the general pattern of the relationships at low-scale readings is discussed.

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