The Blog

About icare ic100 tonometer (most demand iCare tonometer in 2020)

Eye care professionals conduct the test to measure the fluid pressure called as the intraocular pressure inside the eye. Patients those are at risk of glaucoma have to undergo this test.  Glaucoma is a disease that causes blindness. It affects the optic nerve of the eye causing damage to it. This damage is done by fluid that builds ups in the eye.Tonometer is a device that is used to measure the intraocular pressure. It measures the resistance of cornea to pressure.

Many different methods are used to measure the intraocular pressure. Some of these methods are the electronic indentation, rebound, pneumatonometry, applanation, etc. many devices are designed that works on one of these methods. One such device is icare ic 100 that is the most demanded icare tonometer in 2020.

About Icare ic 100

Icare ic 100 is a product for every eye care professionals designed on a new measuring principle. The device does not require specialized skills to use it. It’s new design and has good user interface is going to make a new level in IOP measuring. It is the new member of the family of tonometer. Its predecessors are Icare TA01i and ic100. It has received CE certification and worked on rebound technology. The device makes contact with the cornea for a moment to measure the pressure inside the eye.

It measures or evaluates contact time, various motion parameters, deceleration as soon as it comes in contact with the cornea. The state-of-art software is coupled with the device to evaluate the measurements.

Parts of tonometer:

  • Probe base
  • Collar’
  • Forehead support
  • Measure button’
  • Select button
  • Navigation button
  • Forehead support adjusting wheel
  • display

The key features of Icare ic100 are:

AMS- it has automatic measuring sequence series. The device runs in single mode and can be operated with the single button.

Easy navigation: it uses advanced navigation interface

Easy pos: it has intelligent positioning assistant.

Icare ic 100 works on rebound technology.

About technology

The technology runs on rebound measuring principle. The device has the lightweight probe that is used to measure the parameters. The motion parameters are measured by coil system that is an induction based system. The software is used to analyze the parameters. The software runs on an advanced algorithm.  Parameters like contact time and deceleration change with the IOP. For example, the contact time will be short if IOP is high and probe decelerates fast.

Since icare ic 100 use this technology thus it requires less maintenance, regular service or calibration. The probe base should be replaced annually and cleaned in every six months. Cleaning the probe base is easy and can be easily understood from the user manual.

Icare ic 100 Description

The device is portable and handheld. No need to use local anesthesia before using icare ic 100. It has adjustable forehead support, a container, and spare probe base. The probes offered by it are disposable and can be used for a single patient. Change the probe for another patient. Additional accessories are also supplied with it. Accessories include USB cable, memory stick, and software.

The software records the data of a patient and can display the same on the computer screen. Data can be easily transferred, analyzed and record from the device to the computer to view the patient’s report. Approximate dimension of icare ic 100 is 215x95x29 mm. Its approx weight is 230 g including the weight of batteries. It has 128×128 pixel OLED display. It can store data over 1000 readings.

It can measure accurate readings of the patients in two different positions that are standing or sitting. If the position of a device is incorrect, then it shows a red light on probe whereas in the correct position a green light is shown.  No need to select manually when used with either left eye or right eye. A probe base has a wire pin. The tonometer runs on 4 AA battery that is non-rechargeable.

How to use?

Switch on the device using the main button. A patient should be positioned appropriately either in standing or sitting position. Ask the person to look straight and bring the tonometer closer to the eye. Place the probe perpendicular. Place the probe tip at distance of 4-8 mm from the cornea. Ensure the position of a probe by adjusting the wheel that will move the forehead support.

The measurement is based on 6 readings taken individually. To take the individual IOP measurement, press the button. The icare ic 100 tonometer has series mode means it can take all the 6 readings on pressing the button only once. The button should be pressed down, and it will automatically take the measurements. The final result of the measures is the average reading, and high and low readings are discarded. A beep sound is released after each analysis. During the process, the probe moves toward the cornea and come back to its original position.  Results are then displayed on the screen.

Where can it be used?

In all healthcare settings whether it is primary, secondary or tertiary icare ic 100 tonometer can be used by the ophthalmologists. No additional skills are required to use the device however a user manual is offered with the product to guide the user about its use.

It is intended for the screening of glaucoma and in the diagnosis process. A single probe is used for the measurements, and hence it can be used without the fear of contamination. The part of tonometer is not made with latex. It is thus most demanded icare tonometer in 2020. It can be used on those experiencing symptoms like tunnel vision, blurred vision, severe eye pain, reddening of an eye, halos around lights and loss of peripheral vision. These symptoms are signs of glaucoma.

Conclusion

The person was having a family history of those suffering from glaucoma, diabetes, hypothyroidism and other chronic eye conditions also need tonometry test. Those having near sight or using corticosteroid medications from long also need it. The condition is most common in elderly people, and thus icare ic 100 tonometer is an essential and most demanded icare tonometer in 2018. Since it is CE marked therefore can be used without any doubts.

Autorefractor Function

Auto Refractometer Keratometer is an electronic device that processes the inspection data digitally using a computer and has 2 inspection functions in accordance with its name namely Refractometer and keratometer.

Autorefractometer is one method of measuring eye disorders that require the help of the use of glasses called refraction objectively. Information obtained from the examination using a refractometer in the form of a lens strength correction patient’s refraction abnormalities. The strength of this lens can be a minus lens, a plus lens, and a cylindrical lens.

Keratometer is an eye examination tool that is useful to find out the patient’s corneal curvature in detail because it covers the strength of the refraction and axis of the corneal curvature in certain areas. This information is needed in semi-hard or hard contact lens fittings, examination and evaluation of patients before and after refractive surgery, diagnosis and evaluation of patients with corneal curvature abnormalities, and much more.

One of the patient examination processes at the Eye Clinic is to use an instrument called the Auto Refractor Keratometer. This tool serves to measure the curvature of the cornea. Automatically measure the strength of corneal refraction.

The procedure for checking with an Autorefractor is:
The patient sits in a chair that has been prepared in front of the appliance
The patient is asked to place the chin and place the forehead
The patient is asked to look forward and hold his eyes open without blinking for a few seconds.
when the inspection is complete, the printout results automatically come out of this tool.

the advantages of the Auto Refractor Keratometer are:
1. Combining measurements for diopter and corneal curvature
2. Precedent optical technique, consistent and accurate measurement of images
3. The most sophisticated technique of graphic editions, making graphs measured quickly and clearly.
4. Humanized focus design to make grasping focus faster.
5. Auto refractor optometry. This unit is manufactured using advanced technology