Sonomed Escalon Features Unique Glaucoma Diagnostic "Through Eyelid" Tonometer DIATON at the American Academy of Optometry
NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Transpalpebral DIATON tonometer (BiCOM Inc) joins ophthalmic and optometric product portfolio of Sonomed Escalon. Non-corneal, scleral tonometry fits right in among mobile solutions such as VuPad-Ultrasound, SE500 Automated Perimeter, 2WIN Auto Refractometer and VisionFit Wearable Adaptive Refractor. These innovative products can be found at American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting Exhibit #1128.
Since Diaton tonometer is handheld and portable, besides its use at the office, it can be used in mobile clinics and screening missions with ability to screen masses within short period of time and without effect on the eye in children and adults.
Recent testimonial from Dr. Shabbir Kapasi Ph.D who conducted glaucoma screening at Mother Theresa's orphanage in Tanzania, had stated that out of 200 screened, 15 people were glaucoma suspects and three with advanced glaucoma.
Dr. Shabbir Kapasi wrote in his thank you note: "Old age people normally have dry eyes, poor tear film quality, where there is a risk of corneal damage with schiotz tonometry and applanation tonometry needs use of lots of fluorescein dye because it dries up fast. With Diaton tonometer this was not a problem! Diaton tonometer is the best and only device suitable for use with aged patients and those with dry eyes."
Diaton tonometer takes quick and painless measurement of IOP through upper eyelid, at tarsus and sclera, without touching or influence of the cornea vs. all other corneal tonometers (goldmann, tonopen, icare, air puff...etc.). Central corneal thickness does not affect IOP reading with Diaton.
Sonomed Escalon http://www.SonomedEscalon.com by adding Diaton to the portfolio expands its glaucoma product offering to fill a full cycle of glaucoma diagnostics and patient management as well as mobile and portable offering to optometrists, ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals.
Detailed information about Diaton tonometer can be found at http://www.TonometerDiaton.com, including videos, user guides, testimonials and clinical trials.
Diaton tonometer is clinically proven and has FDA, CE, Health Canada and other international approvals.
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 http://www.TonometerDiaton.com
About Escalon Medical:
Founded in 1987, Escalon Medical Corp. specializes in the development, marketing and distribution of ophthalmic diagnostic imaging and surgical products branded under the Sonomed Escalon name. Products include a variety of ophthalmic ultrasound, digital imaging and photography, and image management systems, as well as surgical products including intraocular gases and other surgical vitreoretinal instruments. Visit www.escalonmed.com & www.sonomedescalon.com
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