Tomey USA (Phoenix, AZ) has introduced the FT-1000 Non-Contact Tonometer. This instrument features a low-volume (55 dB) air pulse and a setting that allows operators to capture multiple shots in quick succession. The unit is designed to measure IOPs between 0 and 60 mm Hg.
To initiate the tonometer's automatic alignment and measurement functions, the operator centers the pupil of the schematic eye shown on the instrument's touch screen over the image of the patient's eye and presses the screen. Before the unit generates a gentle puff of air, its head moves back and forth to alert patients that the test is about to begin.
The results of the test are displayed on the 5.7-inch color touch screen. Various icons allow the operator to select and clear measurements as well as adjust the IOPs based on central corneal thickness.
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