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Title: Influence of keratometric readings on comparative intraocular pressure measurements with Goldmann, Tone-Pen, and noncontact tonometers
Authors: Paranhos Junior, Augusto [UNIFESP]
Paranhos, Flávio RL
Prata, João A. [UNIFESP]
Omi, Carlos A.
Mello, Paulo Augusto de Arruda [UNIFESP]
Shields, M. Bruce
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Yale Univ
Fed Univ Goias
Keywords: concordance
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2000
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Citation: Journal Of Glaucoma. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 9, n. 3, p. 219-223, 2000.
Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate the influence of keratometric measurements on the concordance of intraocular pressure (IOP) readings with three applanation tonometers.Patients and Methods: The IOPs of 404 eyes of 202 patients from a general eye clinic were measured by Goldmann, Tone-Pen XL, and noncontact Nidek NT 2000 tonometers. Differences in the TOP measurements between Goldmann and the other two tonometers (Delta IOPG-TP and Delta IOPG-NCT) were analyzed in the overall group and within three subgroups based on keratometry measures: flatter, intermediate, and steeper corneas (quartiles as cut-off points). Regression analysis of Delta IOP and keratometry measures was also performed. Right and left eyes were analyzed separately.Results: The IOP readings taken with the Goldmann tonometer were significantly higher than those taken with either of the other two tonometers within the overall study population. The Delta IOP within the three keratometric subgroups was not statistically significant except for Delta IOPG-TP in the right eyes. Regression analysis showed that keratometry and Delta IOPG-TP and Delta IOPG-NCT had a significant but very weak coefficient of correlation in the right eye, but not in the left.Conclusion: Corneal curvature within the normal range does not have a clinically significant influence on the concordance of IOP readings obtained with Goldmann and Tone-Pen or noncontact tonometers.
ISSN: 1057-0829
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