Considerations when renting a pachymeter
Pachymeters are equipped with a traditional display that can measure the thickness of the patient’s cornea. Using a type of ultrasonic transmitter, it contains a small, long device that touches the cornea in order to gain an accurate reading. Most pachymeters are in the form of a thick pen, with the tip coming to a dull point that touches the patient’s cornea. The other part of the device resembles a small tester, with a screen that offers readings based on the thickness of the cornea.
Pachymeters are essential for testing whether or not the patient’s eye has glaucoma, as certain cornea thicknesses can cause damage or further irritability to the eye. The pachymeter takes accurate readings using sound waves, which measure the surface of the cornea and test its thickness. Some pachymeters are more portable than others, but they all provide advanced ways to digitally read the thickness of the cornea in order to provide an up-to-date assessment of the patient’s eye health.