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, 601-604. doi:
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      ROBERT A. MOSES; Theory and Calibration of the Schiøtz Tonometer . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1971;10(8):601-604.

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Abstract

Volume of the corneal indentation of the tonometer is calculated from a geometrical model. Corneal curvature radius has exceedingly little effect on the relationship between scale reading and calculated volume. The calculated indentation volume is less than the experimentally measured volume.

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