Model 30™ Pneumatonometer
The Reichert Model 30™ Pneumatonometer is an easy to use instrument that provides fast and accurate tonometry and optional tonography functions. The probe tip, which floats on an air bearing, is gently touched to the anesthetized cornea and a precisely regulated flow of filtered air applies force to the tip. A small (5 mm diameter) fenestrated membrane permits the air to flow through vents in the tip until it conforms to the shape of the cornea. Increasing pressure is continually applied to the cornea until the force being applied is equal to the pressure in the anterior chamber. When these forces are in balance a pneumatic sensor records the intraocular pressure. In pulse tonometry mode, the ocular pulse waveform is charted and recorded along with IOP.