A scleral buckle pressure gauge for continuous monitoring of intraocular pressure.


Journal Article

An implantable variable resistance pressure gauge has been constructed from a conductive elastomere in the form of a scleral buckle which is suitable for recording intraocular pressure in vivo continuously over an indefinite period of time. The similarity of the pressure transducer to the standard scleral buckles used to reduce retinal detachments suggests that it will be tolerated over a period of years without significant effect on intraocular pressure. The electrical output from these pressure gauges appears to be both well defined and of sufficient magnitude to operate a valve to control intraocular pressure.

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Cited Authors

  • Wolbarsht, ML; Wortman, J; Schwartz, B; Cook, D

Published Date

  • December 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 11 - 17

PubMed ID

  • 7194323

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7194323

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2630

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-5701

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf00136208


  • eng