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October 1955

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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;54(4):636. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930020642017

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Sterilization of Tonometers: Suggested Use of Sterilized Test Block and Inert Discs.  —A recent issue of the Archives has two excellent articles (Driesler, K. K.: Sterilization of Tonometers, A. M. A. Arch. Ophth.53: 860 [June] 1955. Rosner, R. S.: New Germicidal Tonometer Stand, A. M. A. Arch. Ophth.53: 889 [June] 1955) concerning the very important subject of sterilization of tonometers. Driesler's method is evidently 100% effective in sterilizing the hand tonometers, but the author, in a personal communication, states that it cannot be used to sterilize the electronic tonometer. Rosner's method may be the answer to the sterilization of the electronic tonometer.It would seen that the sterilization of the test block has been neglected.We use electronic tonometers in our office, and it is necessary to adjust the calibration previous to each application of the tonometer. Recently we purchased two extra glass test blocks from

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