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Jose A. Paczka, Luz A. Giorgi-Sandoval, Adriana Ramos-Hernández, Fabiola Barrera-Pelayo, Monica Gonzalez-Lomeli; Acceptance of IOP Measurement in Children Using Two Methods. Comparison of Goldmann's Tonometry versus Rebound Tonometry. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2012;53(14):5056. doi: https://doi.org/.
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To investigate compared acceptance rate between two methods of tonometry in pediatric patients (Goldmann's applanation tonometry -GAT- vs. rebound tonometry -RT).
IOP measurements were attempted in random order using either GAT or RT in a consecutive group of children with bilateral glaucoma or ocular hypertension referred to a specialized center.
Eighty six eyes from 43 children (female, 60.4%) with an age of 6.9 ± 3.2 years (mean ± S.D.; range: one month to 13 years). In 57 eyes (66.3%) and 80 eyes (93%) GAT and RT measurements, were respectively carried out (P = 0.001). Only three eyes from two patients were not measured by any of the two methods due to patients' poor cooperation to the clinical maneuver of tonometry. IOP mean values were not statistically different between tonometric methods (GAT, RE 15.8 ± 2.1 mm Hg, LE 15.1 ± 1.9 mm Hg; RT, RE 16.0 ± 2.0 mm Hg, LE 14.9 ± 2.0 mm Hg).
According to our findings, RT is a method that seems to be more advantageous than GAT to measure IOP in children in regards of acceptance. IOP values measured by both methods are similar.
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