A standard test to determine fluid pressure in the eye. One type of tonometry is the Non-Contact Tonometer (NCT) or "air puff" test, which measures the resistance of the eye to a puff of air. Another type, the Goldman Tonometry test, is the world standard test for intraocular pressure. If this pressure is too high, then the person may have Glaucoma.
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