Patient-friendly tonometer Diaton is presented at the American academy of Optometry (AAO), in Orlando, FL. BiCOM Inc, a global master distributor of Diaton tonometer will provide demo and training at Booth #511.
Recently covered by Optometry Times magazine Link: http://digital.modernmedicine.com/nxtbooks/advanstar/opt_200911/#/32 , in an article "Handheld tonometer offers simple, reliable way to measure IOP", "Novel device shown to be convenient for the doctor, painless for patients; yields reproducible results."
Diaton Tonometry is a revolutionary approach to measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) THROUGH THE EYELID - no contact with the cornea, no anesthesia or sterilization is required. BiCOM's pen-like, hand-held, portable device is perfect for measuring eye pressure and helps ophthalmologists and optometrists in diagnosis and prevention of blindness caused by glaucoma. This ophthalmic device is irreplaceable for mass glaucoma screenings.
In an interview with Optometry Times, H. Arnold Papernick, OD, an optometrist in a private practice in Mt. Pleasant, PA, said the device has been helpful when examining patients or anyone who is averse to objects coming at their eye. Excessive blinking can cause IOP measurements to read abnormally high, he explained.
According to several clinical trials, Diaton tonometer offers results that are comparable to the "gold standard" tonometer.
Mark Latina, MD, and Tarek Shazly, MD, members of the department of ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, and Emil William Chynn, MD, an ophthalmologist in private practice at Park Avenue Laser, New York, performed a study of the novel tonometer to compare its IOP measurements with those from the “gold standard” tonometer in normal and glaucomatous eyes.
“At the end of the study, we reached the conclusion that the transpalpebral technique is a very promising method for tonometry, especially for screening and in patients with corneal pathology,” Dr. Shazly said.
Dr. Chynn said the device might be a good instrument for family practitioners for glaucoma screening because it does not require anesthesia and can be performed simply in an office setting. “The (novel tonometer) is easy to use, user-friendly, and can be used on patients for mass screening,” Dr. Shazly added.
Meanwhile, John Hope, MD, an ophthalmologist in private practice in Oklahoma City, OK, said he is impressed with the instrument and prefers it because patients “hate the non-contact tonometry” and applanation tonometry is time-consuming and often requires support staff. He has used the instrument routinely on every patient for at least 6 months.
Dr. Hope said, “There are no rubber covers to deal with, and, after the initial purchase, it is virtually maintenance-free. It is easily portable in your pocket and can be transported from room to room or office to office.
“There is no corneal contact and pressures can be obtained in patients wearing contact lenses. The technique is easily and quickly learned, and the company has excellent training instructions,” he concluded.
BiCOM Inc., is proud to present Diaton at the American Academy of Optometry 2009.
BiCOM Inc. 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 (877.342.8667).
BiCOM Inc., the global distributor of Tonometer Diaton is committed to preventing blindness worldwide through outreach, education and most importantly, mass screenings.
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