BiCOM, Inc., a Long Beach, NY company that we have covered before, is reporting that its hand-held transpalpebral (through the eyelid) tonometer, designed for the diagnosis of glaucoma, has now been approved for marketing in Canada. Health Canada’s approval will now complement USA FDA and CE MARK clearances. Given the fact that glaucoma is often painless and very devastating, one can only hope that this device will find widespread use not only in ophthalmologist offices, but also in primary care clinics and such.
From the press release:
Diaton tonometry – a new trans-palpebral and trans-scleral methodology has received the Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Research and new Technology in Geneva & the Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Innovation Research and New Technology – “Brussels Eureca”.
Portability, safety and simplicity make Tonometer Diaton ideal for a wide range of applications: for mass glaucoma screening of the population, at the patient’s bedside, in geriatrics homes, in children hospitals, for the military and for home use.
Diaton Tonometer is intended for use by Inpatient & Outpatient Clinics such as Hospitals, Emergency Rooms, Nursing & Elderly Homes, General & Specialty Practitioners as well as Ophthalmologists and Optometrists.
Tonometer Diaton is the ideal solution in the following cases when the use of other devices is problematic or impossible:
mass prophylactic screening of patients; IOP control during clinical observation of glaucoma patients; ortoclinostatical probe, as an additional test to diagnose glaucoma and during select the adequate hypotensive therapy; ophthalmotone monitoring (even at night time); IOP measuring during contact correction (lenses are not taken out), IOP measuring in immobilized patients; IOP measuring in children. on patients with the following conditions: chronic conjunctivitis, cornea pathology, including keratitis, keratotone, cornea dimness, after penetrating keratoplastics, keratoprosthesis, laser refractive correction of the eyesight, high degree of ametropy, astigmatism; on patients with medicinal allergies; Lasik/ PRK (recent clinical trials have proved that Diaton is the only device that can be used for IOP measurement right after these surgeries)
Diaton tonometer is a perfect device for mass screenings for glaucoma for any age group. Undiagnosed and untreated, glaucoma can cause blindness. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in all age groups – from babies to senior citizens. Everyone needs to get diagnosed to preserve eyesight.
Product page: Diaton Tonometer…
Press release: BiCOM Obtains Health Canada Approval for Tonometer Diaton, Unique Glaucoma Eye Test Through Eyelid…
Flashback: Tonometry Through The Eyelid