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Icare® rebound tonometers: review of their characteristics and ease of use

Authors Nakakura S

Received 18 April 2018

Accepted for publication 17 May 2018

Published 12 July 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 1245—1253

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S163092

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Andrew Yee

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Shunsuke Nakakura

Department of Ophthalmology, Saneikai Tsukazaki Hospital, Himeji City, Japan

Abstract: The rebound tonometer has a unique mechanism for measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) and has become popular worldwide due to its ease of use. The most notable advantages are the lack of an air-puff and need for topical anesthesia, ease of operation and transport, and the ability to use it with children. Four rebound tonometers (Icare® TA01i, Icare PRO, Icare HOME, and Icare ic100) are currently available for clinical examination. It is important to understand the characteristics of each tonometer and select the most appropriate one because the IOP values and the purpose of measurement are different. In this review, with the goal of improving the understanding of a range of tonometers, the issues with each device are discussed.

Keywords: rebound tonometer, intraocular pressure, glaucoma, Icare

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