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Title

Schiotz's Improved Tonometer

Description

Schiotz tonometer, metal, in leather-covered case, c 1950s.

A tonometer is an ophthalmic device used to measure the intra-ocular pressure of the eye and determine if the patient is at risk of glaucoma.
The eye to be examined is anaesthetised and the foot plate of the tonometer is pressed gently onto the cornea. By this method, the ophthalmologist is able to measure the patient's intra-ocular pressure in mmHg.

Creator

Weiss & Son

Date

c. 1950s

Identifier

2003/77.54

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16 cm

Materials

Metal

Schiotz's Improved Tonometer

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 16 cm

Materials

Metal

Files

2003.77.54_schiotz tonometer 5.jpg
2003.77.54_schiotz tonometer.jpg
2003.77.54_schiotz tonometer 6.jpg

Collection

Citation

Weiss & Son, “Schiotz's Improved Tonometer,” Heritage, accessed December 11, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/167.