Can a home tonometer replace doctor visits for glaucoma?

Measuring intraocular pressure is only one of many important factors that your ophthalmologist takes into consideration when monitoring glaucoma. Glaucoma is a chronic progressive disease and good care includes continuous evaluation of your general medical condition, the symptoms and history, the health of the optic nerve and other eye structures, the visual field, the optic nerve scan and the response to treatments.

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