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FDA approved test performed at home computer is 90% accurate at detecting the first indications of glaucoma – a “silent” degenerative disease of the optic nerve.

Nearly half of those with glaucoma do not know they have the degenerative disease.


SACRAMENTO -- 5 June 2006 --  Of every 30 people over the age of 50, one will be affected by glaucoma – a “silent” irreversible degenerative disease of the optic nerve which leads to visual impairment in both eyes. Nearly half of those with glaucoma do not know they have the disease. Uncontrolled glaucoma is a contraindication for Lasik and similar laser eye surgery, however a simple online test using an Internet connection and a home computer can reveal the first signs of glaucoma.

 "Early detection of glaucoma, a leading cause of vision loss world-wide, is especially important to its treatment and long-term preservation of sight,“ according to Don Minckler, MD, professor of ophthalmology, University of California at Irvine.

Estimates from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) , American Optometric Association (AOA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that more than 2 million in the US and 80 million in the world are affected by this disabling disease. Lack of symptoms until late in the disease course make detection difficult and often impossible before the onset of irreversible blindness.

Most patients with early glaucoma have 20/20 vision and enjoy a healthy and productive lifestyle despite advancing disease. An exam limited to the need for eye glasses or contacts, will detect signs of glaucoma.

In a clinical study, the Peristat online glaucoma test showed more than 90% accuracy for visual field defects versus standard diagnostic perimetry equipment used in eye clinics. Since people can not notice early defects in their visual field and most of the undiagnosed patients with glaucoma have moderate to severe visual field impairment, a routine yearly screening, as recommended by the leading medical authorities can make a significant impact for people at risk.

The Peristat test is a powerful tool for self-care, but it is not a substitution for a medical exam with an eye care professional. For more information on glaucoma screening and prevention, explore the recommended links to the side.

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