TONOMETRY

noun. a way of gauging intraocular pressure for the diagnosis of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Tonometry is generally performed with a tool which blows a brief puff of air at the surface of the eyeball and automatically gauges the amount of indentation, thereby indicating the intraocular pressure.

TONOMETRY: "I didn't study tonometry very long before moving on to the next chapter."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TONOMETRY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tonometry/ (accessed March 29, 2020).
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