New York, NY (PRWEB) August 17, 2006 -- BiCOM Inc. reveals an
advanced transpalpebral Diaton tonometer. Diaton Tonometry is a
unique approach to measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) through
the eyelid - non-contact (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
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 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.
Says Mr. Boris Kun, President of BiCOM Inc: "Diaton tonometer is
a revolutionary device and signifies a new stage in Optometry and
Tonometer Diaton is the perfect 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
--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
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.
Besides determining the potential for glaucoma onset, Tonometer
Diaton can also be used for monitoring treatment effectiveness throughout
the day. Unlike other tonometers, Diaton can be used repeatedly
during the day with no effect on the eye.
Tonometer Diaton was developed and manufactured by Ryazan State
Instrument-Making Enterprise of the Russian Federation. Diaton is
manufactured in compliance with the ISO 9001 and ISO 13488 certificates.
Tonometer Diaton also has the CE mark certificate which ensures
conformity with all applicable European directives and requirements.
During the development period, the trials were being carried out
under the direction of the Head of Ophthalmology Department of the
Russian State Medical University, a member of the Russian Academy
of Medical Sciences and a Senior member of the Glaucoma Society
of the International Congress of Ophthalmology - professor Arcady.
Obtained by BiCOM Inc., U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
clearance now allows to market and sell Diaton tonometer in the
territory of the US.