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How is Glaucoma Detected?

How is Glaucoma Detected?

  • Tonometry – measurement of the intraocular pressure using anesthetic drops, a blue light source, and an applinator or similar device
  • Ophthalmoscopy – detailed examination of the optic nerve under magnification with a combination of hand-held lenses and a slit lamp
  • Perimetry – a complete mapping of the peripheral vision using a Humphery Field Analyzer or similar device
  • Gonioscopy – examination of the drainage angle of the eye using a special contact lens and a slit lamp
  • Pachymetry – measurement of the thickness of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped front of the eye)