A scleral buckle pressure gauge for continuous monitoring of intraocular pressure

Int Ophthalmol. 1980 Dec;3(1):11-7. doi: 10.1007/BF00136208.


An implantable variable resistance pressure gauge has been constructed from a conductive elastomere in the form of a scleral buckle which is suitable for recording intraocular pressure in vivo continuously over an indefinite period of time. The similarity of the pressure transducer to the standard scleral buckles used to reduce retinal detachments suggests that it will be tolerated over a period of years without significant effect on intraocular pressure. The electrical output from these pressure gauges appears to be both well defined and of sufficient magnitude to operate a valve to control intraocular pressure.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Calibration / methods
  • Cats
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Electric Conductivity
  • Intraocular Pressure*
  • Manometry / instrumentation*
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Scleral Buckling / instrumentation*
  • Silicone Elastomers
  • Telemetry
  • Transducers, Pressure


  • Silicone Elastomers