Keeler Launches Goldmann-Style Applanation Tonometer
Contact tonometer measures IOP
Broomall, Pennsylvania (May 25, 2010) Keeler has completed its family of quality tonometers with the launch of the Keeler Applanation Tonometer, KAT. The FDA-approved contact tonometer aids in glaucoma diagnosis with intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements taken at the slit lamp as part of a routine examination.
KAT uses the ‘Goldmann method’ of measuring IOP, calculating the force required to flatten a constant area of the cornea using a special prism mounted on the tonometer head and placed against the cornea. KAT is compatible with most slit lamps and comes in a guide plate mounted ‘T’ type or optical body post mounted ‘R’ type.
A precision instrument, KAT has been engineered with high quality, durable mechanical parts that can withstand heavy use. It is manufactured at Keeler’s Windsor, UK facility to ensure smooth operation with the reliability that physicians expect from the Keeler name.