The Icare TONOVET tonometer is intended for use by general veterinary practitioners, veterinary ophthalmologists and other veterinary medical personnel. Icare TONOVET is the tool to accurately measure intraocular pressure on animal patients, as it is painless and therefore creates no anxiety. The tonometer is based on a rebound measuring principle, in which a very light probe is used to make momentary, gently contact with the cornea. The device is easy to use and the measurement is barely noticed by the animal and often does not even cause corneal reflex.
Why to measure eye pressure?
Most eye problems manifest themselves in the same way – a red eye. The pressure should always be measured from the red eyes. Too high or too low pressure can be an only symptom of more serious eye disease. Animal eye pressure measuring is quick and easy with the handheld, small TONOVET tonometer. Painless measurement is barely noticed by the animal and does not require anesthesia nor the calibration of the device.
Eye pressure should be measured from:
- Young patients to establish baseline readings
- Patients older than 6-7 years
- Patients predisposed to glaucoma (42 canine breeds)
- Ocular examination patients
- Head or eye trauma patients