Are Your Ancient Tonometer Tips Making Patients Sick?

Feb 23, 2015 | Uncategorized

A Word from Chuck column by Chuck Bell, President of Bell Ophthalmic

A recent in-house study by Haag-Streit uncovered frightening statistics about Goldmann tonometer tips in 22 different ophthalmology clinics.

Out of 134 measured prisms, 52 percent were damaged with scratches, cracks or sharp edges. And, on average, prisms were 9.8 years old, with some clocking in at a whopping 32 years. (Haag-Streit recommends replacing them every two years. After five years, they’re unsafe.)

So, I pose this question to you. When was the last time you took a hard look at the instrument that you use daily on nearly every patient?

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