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Innovative approach of measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) with Diaton scleral tonometer (BiCOM Inc, Long Beach, NY), Through the Eyelid and Sclera, now allows optometrists and other eyecare professionals to provide an additional service to patients by measuring IOP with contact and scleral lenses still in. The importance of measuring IOP in patients with scleral lenses came forward in a recent clinical trial conducted by the team of physicians at Pacific University College of Optometry where they showed IOP increase substantially once the scleral lens is put in and went down to base line IOP once the lens was taken out.

Reference to the study as follows: Does IOP Increase During Scleral Lens Wear?
Steve Turpin OD, Kennedy Antoniuk, Patrick Caroline, Randy Kojima, Beth Kinoshita OD, Matthew Lampa OD, Mark André
Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon

Diaton scleral tonometer is the only device which allows to measure IOP with scleral lens still worn as IOP with Diaton is measured via eyelid and sclera, not directly via cornea as all other tonometers.

Visit Diaton tonometer & Optimetrics Vision Expo Exhibit at MS4633

The advantages of Diaton Transpalpebral Tonometer in a nutshell

Overall, Diaton Transpalpebral Scleral Tonometer is now one of the most recommended and clinically tested non-contact tonometers in the market today because of its many advantages in examining the intraocular pressure, which include:

  1. Non-contact to the corneal during measurement of intraocular pressure
  2. Elimination of pain during eye examination without the need for local anesthetics
  3. Elimination of the influences of the individual eyelids’ peculiarities during tonometry readings
  4. Prevention in the increase of eye muscles’ tone (a normal response to pain resulting from a cornea-irritating eye procedure) that may alter the results of an intraocular pressure reading
  5. Elimination of the need for thorough sterilization before the procedure
  6. Prevention of possible bacterial or viral infection that may arise from direct contact with the cornea during a traditional tonometry
  7. Ability to measure the intraocular pressure despite possible presence of other eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis, corneal edema, and corneal erosions
  8. Utilization of the handy, easy-to-use, hand-held Diaton Transpalpebral & Scleral Tonometer anytime, anywhere without the need of any other preparation before the eye examination
  9. More accurate measure value that is closer to the real intraocular pressure of patients with keratoconus compared to the values extracted using the Goldmann tonometer
  10. Ability to measure intraocular pressure in patients with keratoprostheses (KPro)
  11. Ability to measure IOP in patients wearing contact and slceral lenses.

Roman Iospa, CEO of BiCOM Inc., said, – “Presenting Diaton Scleral tonometer at the International Vision Expo allows optometrists and optometric technicians to try through the eyelid tonometer first hand and see how easy and efficient this innovative technology is.” 

Contact BiCOM Inc at 1-877-342-8667 with question, pricing and purchase details. Online at www.TonometerDiaton.com

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.TonometerDiaton.com

Contact: Alina Lagoviyer Media / Public Relations 1-877-342-8667 ext 777

BiCOM Inc., 151 East Walnut Street, Long Beach, NY 11561

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