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Developed over 50 years ago, goldmann applanation tonometry remains the gold standard for the measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) to this very day.
The common misconception around goldmann type applanation tonometers is once you have bought your instrument no routine maintenance or calibration checks are required.
Maintenance is only considered necessary when something has wrong for example:
A direct ophthalmoscope is the most utilised instrument in an optometrist’s tool chest. It’s used every hour of every working day. In fact, any optometrist will tell you they cannot work without an ophthalmoscope, it would be the equivalent of asking an Olympic swimmer to swim in a pool with no water, it’s simply not possible!