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Applanation epitheliopathy

Contributors: Jesse Vislisel, MD and Wallace L.M. Alward, MD

Photographer: Stefani Karakas, CRA

Applanation tonometry is the gold standard for intraocular pressure assessment. During this technique a circular Goldmann applanation tip contacts the surface of the cornea. Epithelial disruption may occur if care is not taken during applanation, leading to a circle of positive fluorescein staining as seen in this photograph.

circle of positive fluorescein staining as seen in this photograph


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last updated: 11/03/2015
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