Project: Developing research capabilities for traceable intraocular pressure measurements

Acronym 16RPT03 inTENSE (Reference Number: 16RPT03)
Duration 01/06/2017 - 31/05/2020
Project Topic 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 will establish 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 will also establish 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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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Coordinator Czech Republic
2 Physikalisch-Technischer Pruefdienst des Bundesamt fuer Eich- und Vermessungswesen Partner Austria
3 Central Office of Measures Partner Poland
4 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
5 Slovenský Metrologický Ústav Partner Slovakia
6 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Turkey
7 Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave Partner Slovakia
8 Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci Partner Czech Republic