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November 2006

Applanation Area in Goldmann Applanation Tonometry

Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(11):1664. doi:10.1001/archopht.124.11.1664-a

I read with interest the article by Kniestedt et al1in the September 2004 issue of the ARCHIVES. I would like to point out that a statement they made in the “Comment” section is inaccurate, although it does not significantly affect their conclusions. However, it does represent a misconception about applanation tonometry that appears occasionally in peer-reviewed articles as well as in ophthalmology textbooks.

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