having a horizontally flattened form.
applanation applanation ap·pla·na·tion (āp’lə-nā’shən) n. The flattening of the cornea by pressure, as with an applanation tonometer. Undue flatness, as of the cornea.
- Applanation tonometer
applanation tonometer applanation tonometer n. An instrument for determining intraocular tension by measuring the pressure required to flatten a small area of the cornea.
applanometry applanometry ap·pla·nom·e·try (āp’lə-nŏm’ĭ-trē) n. The use of an applanation tonometer to measure the pressure within the eye.
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