Long Beach, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/05/2016 -- Team Diaton tonometer and BiCOM Inc supports January Glaucoma Awareness Month. Over 3 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don't know they have it. Combined with our aging population, we can see an epidemic of blindness looming if we don't raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision. The World Health Organization estimates that 4.5 million people worldwide are blind due to glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States. People are often unaware that glaucoma has no symptoms in its early stages.
If detected early, before noticeable vision loss occurs, glaucoma can usually be controlled and severe vision loss can often be prevented. Vision that is lost from glaucoma cannot be restored.
Anyone can get glaucoma, but those at higher risk include:
- African Americans over age 40
- Everyone over age 50, especially Hispanics/Latinos
- People with a family history of the disease
In a study published by the British Journal of Ophthalmology, the number of people with glaucoma worldwide is expected to be 79.6 million by 2020 and 111.8 million by 2040.
BiCOM Inc., and Team Diaton Tonometer participates in a local and global health screening event with free glaucoma screenings. It is imperative to get regular eye pressure (IOP) screenings from your eye doctor. Vision loss caused by Glaucoma can be slowed or halted with the proper medication.
Roman Iospa, CEO of BiCOM Inc., stated – "Getting an eye pressure screening has never been easier or safer with painless through the eyelid Tonometer Diaton. Many in need were screened and some with elevated intraocular pressures were referred to ophthalmologists for further evaluation. We're glad that our unique transpalpebral and transscleral tonometry technology allows for a quick, painless and efficient way to screen many at risk independent of corneal biomechanics and provide more accurate IOP results."
About BiCOM Inc
BiCOM, home of Diaton tonometer - 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 more favorable outcome for the patient.
Diaton tonometer is presented in over 60 countries either direct by BiCOM Inc., or through distributors. Contact for more details: 1-877-DIATONS (877-342-8667)
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