Developing research capabilities for traceable intraocular pressure measurements

Short Name: inTENSE, Project Number: 16RPT03
Image showing a person having an eye exam with a tonometer
Patient undergoing an exam using a tonometer

Bringing state of the art intraocular-pressure measurements to Central Europe

Measuring intraocular-pressure (IOP) with medical devices called tonometers is an effective way to screen for ocular hypertension - the only treatable risk factor for glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness.

State of the art IOP measurements exist only at PTB, Germany, with many countries in Central Europe falling well behind.


This project has established a centre of excellence in IOP metrology at CMI, Czech Republic, by developing traceable IOP measurement capabilities for tonometers which reflect the different needs of Central Europe.

It also established research capabilities allowing CMI to continuously respond to changing needs, and investigate potential new ophthalmological measurement parameters, such as corneal thickness.

Longer term, the project hopes to create a European research and metrology network for a wider range of medical devices.


Through CMI, ophthalmology professionals and manufacturers of tonometers in Central Europe will have a traceability chain to validate their devices and a standardised market, ensuring patients receive more effective glaucoma screening tests.


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Other Participants
Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave (Slovakia)
Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci (Czech Republic)