Tomey Pachymeter (Japan)

 
Purpose

Assessment of corneal thickness.

Used for diagnosis of glaucoma by providing corrected IOP levels.

Pre-operative evaluation to LASIK (for the treatment of Myopia - Short sight) and other intra-corneal refractive procedures.

 
Advantages

Proper assessment of corneal thickness possible and not arbitrary as in visual assessment.

IOP can be adjusted to the corneal thickness for proper management of glaucoma, since high IOP (Eye Pressure) can also be due to increased thickness of the cornea.

 
Procedure
Cornea anaesthetized with topical anesthetic.

Probe placed over the cornea and an average of five readings taken.

For IOP correction the average value is corrected with a normogram