Ophthalmodynamometry

Ophthalmic Procedures
Labelled Diagram of the Eye

OphthalmodynamometryOphthalmodynamometry is a technique for measuring the blood pressure in the small blood vessels of the retina of the eye.

An instrument is pressed against the eye until the retinal blood vessels are observed collapsing. The pressure recorded by the instrument at that time reflects the pressure within those blood vessels in the retina.

It is worth bearing in mind that there are certain disorders of blood circulation in the eye in the cases of which the pressure in the blood vessels is reduced, hence they can be caused to collapse by a lower than normal pressure on the eyeball.

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

Other related pages include

For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook) The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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