Rebound tonometry by iCare 200 (IC200): comparison with Tono-Pen in the operating room and Goldmann applanation in the clinic.

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BACKGROUND: Tonometry guides decision making in children with known or suspected glaucoma. The iCare IC200 is a recently FDA-approved rebound tonometer that can measure intraocular pressure (IOP) in both supine and upright patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate this new tonometer against more commonly used standard instruments: Tono-Pen in the operating room (OR arm) and Goldmann applanation in the clinic (clinic arm). METHODS: The OR arm included sequential children undergoing general anesthesia. The clinic arm included cooperative children seen in clinic. IOP was measured twice (right eye then left eye, repeat) with IC200 and either Tono-Pen (OR arm) or Goldmann (clinic arm). RESULTS: A total of 99 children were included: 75 for the OR arm and 24 for the clinic arm. There was a strong correlation between the IOP measured by IC200 and each device (R2 = 0.81 for Tono-Pen; R2 = 0.78 for Goldmann). In the OR arm, the overall mean IOP difference (ΔIOP [Tono-Pen - IC200]) was -1.6 mm Hg. For eyes with corneal edema (n = 12), ΔIOP ranged from -8 to 15 mm Hg. At IOP >20 mm Hg, mean ΔIOP was -3.7 mm Hg. In the clinic arm, the mean ΔIOP (ΔIOP [Goldmann - IC200]) was -1.2 mm Hg. CONCLUSIONS: In eyes of children under general anesthesia with IOP <20 mm Hg without corneal edema, IC200 and Tono-Pen correlated well. In cooperative clinic patients, Goldmann and IC200 correlated well over the range of IOP studied.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Umfress, AC; Glaser, TS; Ploysangam, P; Freedman, SF

Published Date

  • December 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 329.e1 - 329.e6

PubMed ID

  • 34737080

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3933

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaapos.2021.07.010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States