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03/11/2015

In Support of World Glaucoma Week 2015 Glaucoma Eye IOP Test DIATON Tonometer Team Sets Up Glaucoma Awareness and Screening Events

Glaucoma is a leading cause of preventable blindness.  BiCOM Inc. with its Non-Corneal and Through-the-Eyelid DIATON Tonometer is challenging the “Sneak Thief of Sight” through awareness and screening events.  BiCOM is advising and guiding all of its distributors located in over 60 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Middle East to participate in the World Glaucoma Week on March 8th-15th through Screening and Awareness campaigns.

 

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Since IntraOcular Pressure  (IOP) is one of the major risk factors for developing Glaucoma, early detection is the key to preventing blindness.

World Glaucoma Week is a joint initiative between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association and has had a highly successful run for the past 7 years.

Throughout the year BiCOM Inc., and Diaton tonometer Team hold free screening events in conjunction with Department of Transportation (DOT), Lions Clubs International, Health Action Groups, Corporate health fairs, assists in remote screening missions as well as independent screening events at churches, synagogues and shelters.

Handheld Diaton Tonometer is ideal for mass screening because it is quick, painless and non-invasive procedure. The measurement is taken Through-the-Eyelid with no corneal contact, requiring no anesthesia and having no risk of infecting the eye.

For the 7th consecutive World Glaucoma Week, BiCOM Inc will be holding various screening awareness events throughout New York as well as internationally throughout its network of Diaton Tonometer distributors and cooperating partners.

Diaton Tonometer is intended for use by Inpatient & Outpatient Clinics such as Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, Nursing & Elderly Homes, General & Specialty Practitioners as well as Ophthalmologists and Optometrists.

60 million Americans are at RISK for developing Glaucoma. Glaucoma is usually symptomless and vision loss is irreversible. Often people experience loss of peripheral (side) vision first and compensate for this loss by turning their head.

Globally, 60.5 million had glaucoma in 2010. Given the aging of the world's population, this number may increase to almost 80 million by 2020.  Glaucoma costs the U.S. economy $2.86 billion every year in direct costs and productivity losses.

Prevent Blindness America Survey estimates that over 4 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of those know they have it. It is important to get the eye pressure (IOP) checked at least once a year. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African-Americans than Caucasians. With early detection, medications and surgeries can be used to prevent further vision loss.

Roman Iospa, CEO of BiCOM Inc., stated, - “I would like to reiterate that early detection is most important and everyone should get screened, but early detection is only a first step.  My company (BICOM Inc.,) is consistently investing into research and development of new technologies and currently sponsors a number of research projects in the field of blindness prevention due to glaucoma and a number of other eye diseases.”

BiCOM Inc. represents and assigns distributors internationally and covers the full scope of customer service, which involves client training, follow ups, hotline support, sales support, etc. To get more information on the device or to make a purchase, visit the official website - http://www.TonometerDiaton.com , or call BiCOM at the toll free number 1-877-diatons   (1-877-342-8667).

About BiCOM Inc:

BiCOM, is committed to the global fight against blindness caused by glaucoma. A unique team of engineers, medical, legal and business experts makes BiCOM Inc. uniquely placed to provide DIATON diagnostic tonometer, which measures intraocular pressure (IOP) through the eyelid and sclera, making it possible to diagnose glaucoma on the early stage and appoint necessary treatment and medicines and provide a much more favorable outcome for the patient.  More about DIATON Tonometer Glaucoma Eye Test at http://www.GlaucomaEyeTest.com  

Diaton tonometer is presented in over 60 countries either direct by BiCOM Inc., or through Diaton tonometer distributors.

For more information or local distributors - please contact us through the website: http://www.TonometerDiaton.com

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Press Contact –

Alina Lagoviyer / Media Relations

BiCOM Inc.

151 East Walnut Street

Long Beach, New York 11561

Phone: 1-877-342-8667

Fax: 1-888-260-0606

Email: Contact@TonometerDiaton.com

Web: http://www.TonometerDiaton.com

 

 
 


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