The form of the corneal indentation pulse is studied in various groups of patients by means of dynamic tonometry. Pathological alterations in ocular blood supply are associated with a corresponding change in the form of the recorded corneal indentation pulse. This may be of significance in the diagnosis of carotid occlusive disease, giant cell arteritis, and carotid-cavernous sinus fistula.
Hørven I, Nornes H. Crest Time Evaluation of Corneal Indentation PulseA New Parameter in the Study of Ocular Blood Supply. Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(1):5-11. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010007002