Glaucoma Eye Test aka Diaton Tonometry Through Eyelid Presented at PCOMS 25th Annual Winter Seminar, SandPearl Resort
Diaton Tonometer provides reliable measurements and makes it possible to diagnose glaucoma in its early stages, allowing you to devise an appropriate care and treatment plan. Diaton is effective in obtaining IOP measurements for many challenging patient populations, including: those with chronic conjunctivitis, erosions, edema and corneal dimness; people who have undergone corneal surgeries; and immobilized patients and children. Also, patients do not need to remove their contact lenses.
Glaucoma is a group of silent diseases that can damage the optic nerve of the eye and lead to vision loss and blindness. Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common form. In this condition, fluid builds up in the front chamber of the eye, and the optic nerve is damaged by the resulting increase in eye pressure. This potentially blinding eye disease affects 2.7 million people nationwide, and studies show that at least half of all people with glaucoma do not know they have it.
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine are on the forefront of potential detection of this ever growing threat of blindness and are now able to provide quick and painless glaucoma screening with Diaton tonometer and if risk (elevated intraocular pressure (IOP)) is detected to refer to the ophthalmologist for further evaluation such as comprehensive dilated eye exam.
Roman Iospa, CEO of BiCOM Inc., said, – "We're proud to offer quick, painless and easy to use glaucoma detection Diaton transpalpebral technology to doctors that care for their patients, that look beyond their day-to-day scope of screenings."
Major Benefits of Diaton Tonometer:
- No contact with the cornea (only upper eyelid)
- No anesthesia drops
- No risk of infecting or scratching cornea
- No consumables (no need to purchase replacement tips/covers..etc.,)
- No sterilization
- No pachymetry needed (no need to purchase pachymeter)
- No daily calibration needed
- Handheld / Portable + Easy to use
More information on Diaton tonometers, including clinical trials data and demo video can be found at http://www.TonometerDiaton.com or by calling BiCOM Inc., at the Toll Free number 1-877-DIATONS (877.342.8667). Diaton tonometer is delivered complete with training Video/DVD describing full procedure step-by-step, battery, calibration plate, carry case in addition to the Test/Training Eye™ which is included with each N477 unit.
If you have Medicare and are African American age 50 or older, are Hispanic/Latino age 65 or older, have diabetes, or have a family history of glaucoma, you may be eligible for a low-cost, comprehensive dilated eye exam through the glaucoma benefit. Call 1–800–MEDICARE or visithttp://www.medicare.gov for more information. To learn about other possible financial assistance for eye care, visithttp://www.nei.nih.gov/health/financialaid.asp
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 the diaton 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 Glaucoma Eye Test at http://www.GlaucomaEyeTest.com
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