Through the Eyelid Tonometer Pen DIATON Presented at Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology AAO, New Orleans 2013
Through the Eyelid tonometry technology introduced by BiCOM Inc – home of tonometer Diaton to thousands of ophthalmologists at the American Academy of Ophthalmology – The Eye MD Association at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Diaton tonometer is handheld, non-corneal, pen like ophthalmic tonometer to measure intraocular pressure (IOP) for glaucoma in children and adults.
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Diaton Tonometry is a revolutionary Non-Corneal approach to measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) THROUGH THE EYELID and over Sclera – 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.
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”.
Additional Clinical Study "Agreement among Transpalpebral,Transcleral and Tactile Intraocular Pressure Measurements in Eyes with Type 1 Boston Keratoprosthesis" concluded: The presence of KPro did not appear to interfere with IOP with Diaton tonometer, and Diaton tonometer yielded IOP readings that were similar to those obtained by palpation. Scleral pneumotonometry yielded values that were consistently higher than tactile estimates and Diaton IOP. In addition to routine IOP estimates by palpation, transcleral and transpalpebral IOP measurements can be considered to monitor patients with KPro.
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 a perfect device for early diagnosis of glaucoma in primary eye care, pediatric optometry and is a must have for any ophthalmic surgery practice.
"With the introduction of our unique Tonometer Diaton – Worlds only non-corneal and trans-scleral tonometer, we're proud to challenge Glaucoma, a 'silent thief of sight,' that carries an ever increasing threat of causing blindness as the aging population is growing in the U.S. and abroad," said Roman Iospa, CEO of BiCOM Inc.
Diaton tonometer takes the measurement through eyelid and sclera, with that topical anesthetic, such as Proxymetacaine, Tetracaine or Proparacaine is not needed. Contact lenses do not need to be taken out either.
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 tonometer, 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 priced very competitively and 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 unit.
About BiCOM Inc.
BiCOM, is a privately held company with its 19 years of tradition and global clientele, has proven to be the enterprise of the highest level of professionalism, integrity and financial solvency. A unique team of engineers, medical, legal and business experts makes BiCOM Inc. the right place for global talent to find support and guidance. BiCOM Inc. sees its mission in bringing to market innovative products developed and manufactured worldwide.
Diaton Tonometer is currently represented in over 60 countries and growing. More about BiCOM Inc,. at http://www.BiCOM-Ophthalmic.com
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