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Sterilisation of tonometers and gonioscopes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9847488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Precautions to prevent spread of infection through tonometers and gonioscopes are described in this article. Tonometers and gonioscopes should not be used in the presence of clinically manifest conjunctivitis and keratitis. The Schiotz tonometer should be dipped in a 1:1000 merthiolate solution, and rinsed in saline/distilled water prior to use. The Goldmann applanation prism tip can be wiped with gauze soaked in 70% isopropyl alcohol and then dried before use. Gonioscopes should be cleaned in running water, wiped with gauze soaked in 70% isopropyl alcohol, and then dried before use. Koeppes and goniotomy lenses can be sterilized with ethylene oxide, prior to use in surgery.
D Sood; S G Honavar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0301-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-01-07     Completed Date:  1999-01-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405376     Medline TA:  Indian J Ophthalmol     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents, Local / pharmacology
Disease Transmission, Infectious / prevention & control
Equipment Contamination / prevention & control*
Eye Infections / prevention & control,  transmission
Gonioscopy / instrumentation*
Hydrogen Peroxide / pharmacology
Sterilization / methods*,  standards
Thimerosal / pharmacology
Tonometry, Ocular / instrumentation*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents, Local; 54-64-8/Thimerosal; 7722-84-1/Hydrogen Peroxide

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