Diaton tonometry is a unique approach of measuring intraocular pressure without touching the surface of the eye, takes tonometry reading over the upper eyelid and over the sclera.
This revolutionary tonometry method allows physicians to obtain intraocular pressure without influence of central corneal thickness (CCT) and other known and unknown biometric properties and parameters of the cornea.
Unlike Goldmann tonometry which is based on the Imbert-Fick law and is effected by CCT and other corneal parameters and corneal diseases, where small area of the membrane is flattened to measure pressure of the internal fluid. Evidence shows that variations in CCT may greatly influence Goldmann tonometry reading. Parameters such as membrane elasticity, rigidity and other biomechanical properties can influence the accuracy of the intraocular pressure readings.
Diaton tonometry solves most of the corneal issues by implementing Newton's Second Law and a Ballistic principle to obtain IOP. Readings with Diaton Tonometer are taken over the upper eyelid, at the tarsus and over the sclera, not the cornea.
Recent clinical study "Comparison of Accuracy of Diaton Transpalpebral Tonometer Versus Goldmann Applanation Tonometer, Dynamic Contour Tonometer and Ocular Response Analyzer " concluded: "Transpalpebral Tonometry is an accurate method of IOP measurement that is also independent from the biomechanical characteristics of cornea. It can be recommended for IOP measurements of patients diagnosed with glaucoma including those cases where cornea pathology or cornea characteristics have been altered".
This new transpalpebral methodology has received the Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Innovation Research and New Technology - "Brussels Eureca" & the Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Research and new Technology in Geneva.
Portability, safety and simplicity make handheld, pen-like Tonometer Diaton ideal for a wide range of applications: for mass screening of the population, at the patient's bedside, in geriatrics homes, in children hospitals, for the military and for home use.
Tonometer Diaton is the solution in the following cases when the use of other devices is problematic or impossible:
* Mass screening of patients.
* IOP control during clinical observation and selection of adequate hypotensive therapy for glaucoma patients.
* Serial tonometry for obtaining Diurinal curve.
* IOP can be obtained without removing contact lenses.
* IOP measuring in immobilized patients - measurement can be done sitting or supine.
* IOP measuring in children. Measurement is taken outside of the visual field.
* Patients with the following conditions: chronic conjunctivitis, corneal pathology including keratitis, keratotone, corneal dimness, after penetrating keratoplastics, keratoprosthesis, laser refractive correction, high degree of ametropy, astigmatism.
* On patients with medicinal allergies.
* Lasik / LASEK / PRK (Diaton can be used for IOP measurement right after these surgeries)
Diaton Tonometer is intended for use by Inpatient & Outpatient Clinics such as Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, Nursing & Elderly Homes, General & Specialty Practitioners as well as by Ophthalmology and Optometry practices.
In an interview with Roman Iospa, Chief Executive of BiCOM said, - "We plan to grow Diaton tonometer sales through our broader expansion internationally and continue to gain greater penetration of the market nationally, mainly due to greater awareness and an invaluable addition of new talent with new contacts and years of experience from market leading companies such as Alcon (ACL), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Medtronic (MDT), CIBA Vision, Novartis (NVS), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Bausch & Lomb, Advanced Medical Optics, Pfizer (PFE) and Allergan (AGN) just to name a few“¦"
<In an interview with Roman Iospa, Chief Executive of BiCOM said, - "We plan to grow Diaton tonometer sales through our broader expansion internationally and continue to gain greater penetration of the market nationally, mainly due to greater awareness and an invaluable addition of new talent with new contacts and years of experience from market leading companies such as Alcon (ACL), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Medtronic (MDT), CIBA Vision, Novartis (NVS), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Bausch & Lomb, Advanced Medical Optics, Pfizer (PFE) and Allergan (AGN) just to name a few“¦"
BiCOM Inc. (New York, USA) 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).
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.
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.
For More Information Contact -
Alina Lagoviyer / Research Associate BiCOM Inc.
151 East Walnut Street
Long Beach, New York 11561
Phone: 1-877-342-8667 / Fax: 1-888-260-0606
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