Gold Medal Recipient Team BiCOM, home of Tonometer DIATON at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East

Home of Diaton Tonometer, BiCOM Inc., is at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Expo in Jacob Javits Center, New York. The MD&M East Expo and Conference is the largest, most important and comprehensive medical design & manufacturing event on the East Coast. It’s the gathering point for more than 500 leading medtech suppliers and manufacturers, including 3M, Abbott, Nypro Healthcare, Phillips-Medisize, and Stratasys.

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BiCOM Inc., is a home of groundbreaking transpalpebral glaucoma diagnostics technology through the eyelid and sclera Diaton tonometer used  by ophthalmologists, optometrists and other healthcare professionals in over 60 countries.

Diaton Tonometer, manufactured with precision received 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.

“Diaton Tonometer technology represents a Breakthrough in glaucoma testing and opens new opportunities for non-invasive, THROUGH THE EYELID diagnostics!”- said Roman Iospa, CEO of BiCOM Inc,.

Non-corneal tonometry methodology was clinically tested  by Dr. Mark Latina MEEI/Harvard Medical School and colleagues – where Diaton provided a new and unique way of looking at IOP completely independent of corneal biometrics as the reading with Diaton is done via eyelid and more importantly the sclera, not through the cornea as all other tonometers.

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Tonometer Diaton is the perfect solution in the following cases when the use of other tonometry devices is problematic or impossible: Keratitis, Conjunctivitis, Keratotone, Cornea Dimness, Keratoprosthesis, Keratoplastics, LASIK, LASEK, PRK, Astigmatism, Ametropy, etc.,

Product Features & Major Benefits:

  • Easy to use. Handheld, portable, pen-like device
  • No contact with the cornea (only upper eyelid and sclera)
  • No need for anesthesia drops or removal of contact lenses
  • Safe: No risk of infecting or scratching cornea
  • Cost efficient: No consumables (no need to purchase replacement tips/covers, etc.)
  • No sterilization (just alcohol swab is used to wipe off the tip)
  • Accurate: No pachymetry needed (independent of cornea)
  • Ready-to-use: Daily calibration not required

Quick User Guide, Tonometer Manual + Training videos can be found here: https://tonometry.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/diaton-tonometer-manual-quick-user-guide-how-to-use-diaton-tonometer-user-videos-helpful-tips/

Following is the Official Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypUs1aG-rUs

To learn more about this innovative glaucoma diagnostic technology by Diaton visit www.TonometerDiaton.com

About BiCOM Inc:

BiCOM, home of Diaton tonometer pen – 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.

For more information about Diaton tonometer and purchase options visit: http://www.tonometerdiaton.com or dial 1-877-DIATONS ( 1-877-342-8667 )

Alina Lagoviyer / Media & Public Relations

BiCOM Inc.
151 East Walnut Street
Long Beach, New York 11561
Phone: 1-877- 342-8667
Fax: 1-888- 260-0606
Email: Contact@TonometerDiaton.com
Web: http://www.TonometerDiaton.com

 

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Unique tonometry through Eyelid Featured at ASCRS ASOA 2016 meeting by Sonomed Escalon and BiCOM Inc.,

Diaton tonometer featured at ASCRS ASOA in New Orleans at Exhibit #2023 Sonomed Escalon and BiCOM Inc. Diaton allows to obtain cornea independent IOP with unique transpalpebral and transscleral tonometry, which presents an advancement in ophthalmology and glaucoma detection overall.

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Non-corneal tonometry methodology was clinically tested at MEEI/Harvard Medical School by Dr. Mark Latina and colleagues – where Diaton provided a new and unique way of looking at IOP completely independent of corneal biometrics as the reading with Diaton is done via eyelid and more importantly the sclera, not through the cornea as all other tonometers.

Tonometer Diaton is the perfect solution in the following cases when the use of other tonometry devices is problematic or impossible: Keratitis, Conjunctivitis, Keratotone, Cornea Dimness, Keratoprosthesis, Keratoplastics, LASIK, LASEK, PRK, Astigmatism, Ametropy, etc.,

Product Features & Major Benefits:

  • Easy to use. Handheld, portable, pen-like device
  • No contact with the cornea (only upper eyelid and sclera)
  • No need for anesthesia drops or removal of contact lenses
  • Safe: No risk of infecting or scratching cornea
  • Cost efficient: No consumables (no need to purchase replacement tips/covers, etc.)
  • No sterilization (just alcohol swab is used to wipe off the tip)
  • Accurate: No pachymetry needed (independent of cornea)
  • Ready-to-use: Daily calibration not required

Quick User Guide+ Training videos can be found here: https://tonometry.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/diaton-tonometer-manual-quick-user-guide-how-to-use-diaton-tonometer-user-videos-helpful-tips/

Following is the Official Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypUs1aG-rUs

About BiCOM Inc:

BiCOM, home of Diaton tonometer pen – 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.

For more information or local distributors –visit: http://www.TonometerDiaton.com

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Transpalpebral Tonometer Diaton Featured at ARVO 2016, Non-corneal IOP Results Present New Opportunities for Vision Researchers

Unique Diaton tonometer presented at ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) is the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in the world, attracting over 11,000 attendees from more than 75 countries. About 45% of our attendees are from outside the U.S.

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Diaton Tonometer is presented by BiCOM Inc., – Transpalpebral and Transcleral Diaton Tonometry is a unique approach to measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) THROUGH THE EYELID – without contact with the cornea, no anesthetic drops or sterilization is required. BiCOM’s pen-like, hand-held, portable medical device is ideal for measuring eye pressure (IOP) and helps ophthalmologists, optometrists and primary care physicals in diagnosis and prevention of blindness caused by glaucoma, the number one cause of preventable blindness in the United States. This unique ophthalmic device http://www.TonometerDiaton.com is irreplaceable for mass glaucoma screenings in children and adults.

Tonometer Diaton is the perfect solution in the following cases when the use of other tonometry devices is problematic or impossible: Keratitis, Conjunctivitis, Keratotone, Cornea Dimness, Keratoprosthesis, Keratoplastics, LASIK, LASEK, PRK, Astigmatism, Ametropy, etc.,

Diaton Tonometer Clinical Trials Guide: http://www.wesrch.com/medical/paper-details/pdf-ME14GWTVWJHGT-diaton-tonometer-clinical-trials-guide-15-trials-training-videos-testimonials-reviews#page1

Product Features & Major Benefits:

  • Easy to use. Handheld, portable, pen-like device
  • No contact with the cornea (only upper eyelid and sclera)
  • No need for anesthesia drops or removal of contact lenses
  • Safe: No risk of infecting or scratching cornea
  • Cost efficient: No consumables (no need to purchase replacement tips/covers, etc.)
  • No sterilization (just alcohol swab is used to wipe off the tip)
  • Accurate: No pachymetry needed (independent of cornea)
  • Ready-to-use: Daily calibration not required

Quick User Guide+ Training videos can be found here: https://tonometry.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/diaton-tonometer-manual-quick-user-guide-how-to-use-diaton-tonometer-user-videos-helpful-tips/

Following is the Official Demo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypUs1aG-rUs

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.

BiCOM Inc. covers the full scope of customer service, which involves client training, follow ups, hotline support, sales support. To obtain more information on the device or to make a purchase, visit the official website, http://www.TonometerDiaton.com, or call BiCOM at the toll free number 1-877-diatons (877-342-8667).

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Glaucoma Diagnostic Unique Diaton Tonometer is Proudly Presented at the International Vision Expo by BiCOM Inc

Diaton Tonometer presents a unique advancement in glaucoma diagnostics by allowing eye care and other professionals to accurately measure intraocular pressure (IOP) through the upper eyelid and sclera, without direct contact with an eyeball and without influence of corneal  biometrics on the accuracy of the readings. Diaton readings are not influenced by central corneal thickness (CCT), corneal crookedness, scarred cornea or corneal edema vs all other cornea dependent devices such as Goldmann, Tonopen, Icare, Perkins, Accutome, Schiotz and other tonometers that measure directly via contact with the cornea. With Diaton even contact lenses do not need to be removed for accurate results as the reading is done above the edge of the contact lens. This patient and user friendly tonometry device allows quick, painless and efficient glaucoma screening in children and adults.  Diaton is showcased by BiCOM Inc, and colleagues at the International Vision Expo East in New York to 35,000 visitors at the medical pavilion, exhibit #7034.

Preview Diaton tonometer at www.diaton.com

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Product Features & Major Benefits:

  • Easy to use. Handheld, portable, pen-like device
  • No contact with the cornea (only upper eyelid and sclera)
  • No need for anesthesia drops or removal of contact lenses
  • Safe: No risk of infecting or scratching cornea
  • Cost efficient: No consumables (no need to purchase replacement tips/covers, etc.)
  • No sterilization (just alcohol swab is used to wipe off the tip)
  • Accurate: No pachymetry needed (independent of cornea)
  • Ready-to-use: Daily calibration not required

About BiCOM Inc:

BiCOM, home of Diaton tonometer pen – 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.

For more information or local distributors –visit: http://www.TonometerDiaton.com

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Glaucoma Diagnostic Technology Update:

Pen-like tonometer designed to be patient-friendly

Noncontact device measures IOP quickly, shows results similar to ‘gold standard’ in studies

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Long Beach, NY-A handheld tonometer that measures IOP through the eyelid and over the sclera is proving to be helpful for ophthalmologists faced with patients who are apprehensive about seeing an instrument approaching their eyes or who have a corneal abnormality, according to several ophthalmologists who have studied it.

 

The tonometer (Diaton, BiCOM Inc.,) is a pen­ like instrument that measures IOP within seconds without the need for anesthesia or sterilization. Approved by the FDA, the instrument has been the subject of numerous clinical trials, where it has been found to be comparable with the gold standard the Goldmann applanation tonometer.

According to Roman Iospa, the company’s chief executive officer, the device is available in more than 60 countries, and more than 15,000 units are on the market. Additional accessories are not required.

 

Convenience for all

The device appeals to ophthalmologists who see pediatric patients and those with patients who have corneal edema or erosions or keratoprostheses, he said. Because the device is used on the upper eyelid and out of the patients’ field of vision as they recline and look at a 45° angle, patients do not tend to blink or squeeze their eyes shut before the reading, which can skew the IOP measurement.

“It is convenient for the doctor and pain­ less for the patient,” Iospa said. “There is really no discomfort, especially for the patient who might be slightly anxious.”

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Mark Latina, MD, and Tarek Shazly, MD, members of the Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, and Emil William Chynn, MD, an ophthalmologist in private practice at Park Avenue Laser in New York, performed a study of the tonometer to compare IOP measurements taken with the device with those from the Goldmann applanation tonometer in normal and glaucomatous eyes.

The study examined 66 eyes of 33 consecutive subjects, 46 eyes having glaucoma and 20 eyes without. Goldmann tonometry was performed by one of the authors, whereas the proprietary device measurements were taken by another author in a masked fashion.

In both the normal and glaucoma groups, 15.15 % of the device measurements were ex­actly the same as those obtained with the Goldmann tonometer. The device underestimated the IOP compared with the Goldmann in 37.87% of eyes, and it overestimated the IOP in 43.93% of eyes.

The proprietary tonometer, however, correlated within 3 mm Hg of Goldmann in 83.3% of eyes and “may be a clinically useful screening device for measuring IOP,” the authors concluded.

“At the end of the study, we reached the conclusion that the transpalpebral technique is a very promising method for tonometry, especially for screening and in patients with corneal pathology,” Dr. Shazly said.

 

Dr. Chynn said that the device might be a good instrument for family practitioners who screen patients for glaucoma, because it does not require anesthesia and can be performed simply in an office setting.

 

“The [device] is easy to use, user­ friendly, and it can be used on patients for mass screening,” Dr. Shazly said. “It’s portable, it’s economical; it’s really good for screening purposes.”

 

Retrospective chart review

Richard S. Davidson, MD, of the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, Aurora, CO, led a retrospective char t review of consecutive IOP measurements per­ formed on 64 eyes of 32 patients aged 34 to 91 years with both tonometers. Dr. Davidson found that 83% of all measurements were within 2 mm Hg of each other.

“The transpalpebral method of measuring IOP with the (proprietary) tonometer correlates well with Goldmann applanation,” the study concluded. “(It) may be a clinically useful device for measuring IOP in routine eye exams.”

 

A similar retrospective review, with Theodore H. Curtis, MD, affiliated with the Rocky Mountains Lions Eye Institute at the time of the study and now in private practice near Portland, OR, found that the tonometer’s pressure measurements correlated well with measurements by another proprietary applanation tonometer (Tono-Pen, Reichert). The study found that the aforementioned device was useful when examining children who “were reassured by the fact that no drops were needed.”

 

“The proprietary tonometer requires no anestheisa and can be performed in an office setting”

 

John Hope, MD, an ophthalmologist in private practice in Oklahoma City, said that he prefers the device because applanation tonometry is time-consuming and often requires support staff. Dr. Hope said that he has used the instrument routinely on every patient for at least 6 months.

 

“This instrument is so user­ friendly . . . there are no rubber covers to deal with, and, after the initial purchase, it is virtually maintenance-free,” he said.” I clean the instrument with an alcohol pad after each use, and it is easily portable in your pocket and can be transported from room to room or office to office.

 

“There is no corneal contact and pressures can be obtained in patients wearing contact lenses,” Dr. Hope concluded. “The technique is easily and quickly learned.”

 

fyi

John Hope, MD

Dr. Hope has no financial interest in the subject matter.

 

Mark Latina, MD

Dr. Latina has no financial interest in the products described in the article.

 

Take Home Message

A proprietary tonometer (Diaton BiCOM Inc,.) has been found to be comparable with the Goldmann tonometer in several clinical trials.

More details about Diaton tonometer: www.TonometerDiaton.com phone: 1-877-342-8667

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World Glaucoma Week Supported by Team DIATON with Awareness & Screening Events

Glaucoma is the leading cause of global irreversible blindness. Blindness ranked 3rd (after cancer and heart disease) as people’s major fear. BiCOM Inc. with its Non-Corneal and Through-the-Eyelid DIATON Tonometer is challenging the “Sneak Thief of Sight” through awareness and screening events. BiCOM is advising and guiding all of its distributors located in over 60 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Middle East to participate in the World Glaucoma Week on March 6th-12th through Screening and Awareness campaigns.

Since IntraOcular Pressure (IOP) is one of the major risk factors for developing Glaucoma, early detection is the key to preventing blindness.

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World Glaucoma Week is a joint initiative between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association and has had a highly successful run for the past 8 years.

The number of people with glaucoma worldwide is expected to rise from 64 million to 76 million in 2020 and 111 million in 2040, with Africa and Asia being affected more heavily than the rest of the world. Primary open angle glaucoma is the most common form of the disease worldwide. The highest prevalences of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) are in African countries. This is not surprising since the increased risk of glaucoma among people of African descent has been widely accepted for many years. Genetic studies suggest that, although several loci have been identified as “glaucoma genes”, inheritance of POAG is usually multigenic and multifactorial, having no identified association with a particular gene in most populations. Environmental factors and modifying genes are likely playing a part in disease development.

Throughout the year BiCOM Inc., and Diaton tonometer Team hold free screening events in conjunction with Department of Transportation (DOT), Lions Clubs International, Health Action Groups, Corporate health fairs, assists in remote screening missions as well as independent screening events at churches, synagogues and shelters.

Handheld Diaton Tonometer is ideal for mass screening because it is quick, painless and non-invasive procedure. The measurement is taken Through-the-Eyelid with no corneal contact, requiring no anesthesia and having no risk of infecting the eye.

For the 8th consecutive World Glaucoma Week, BiCOM Inc will be holding various screening awareness events throughout New York as well as internationally throughout its network of Diaton Tonometer distributors and cooperating partners.

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.

Prevent Blindness America Survey estimates that over 4 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of those know they have it. It is important to get the eye pressure (IOP) checked at least once a year. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African-Americans than Caucasians. With early detection, medications and surgeries can be used to prevent further vision loss.

Roman Iospa, CEO of BiCOM Inc., stated, – “I would like to reiterate that early detection is most important and everyone should get screened, but early detection is only a first step. My company (BICOM Inc.,) is consistently investing into R&D of new technologies and currently sponsors a number of research projects in the field of blindness prevention due to glaucoma and a number of other eye diseases.”

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 authorized retailers and distributors.

For more information or local distributors –visit: http://www.TonometerDiaton.com

Follow Diaton tonometer on:

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Alina Lagoviyer / Public Relations

BiCOM Inc.

151 East Walnut Street

Long Beach, New York 11561

Phone: 1-877-342-8667

Fax: 1-888-260-0606

Email: Contact@TonometerDiaton.com

Web: http://www.TonometerDiaton.com 

 

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Diaton Tonometer presented at the World Ophthalmology Congress WOC 2016 Mexico

Diaton tonometer is presented by FarbaC Biomedical. The World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) starts in Guadalajara on Friday 5 February, with a packed schedule of presentations,Team FarbaC will present and conduct training sessions for Diaton tonometer – please find more at: http://www.farbac.mx/tonometro.html

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Tonómetro Transpalpebral.

  • Medición de la PIO
  • Único transpalpebral, no toca el ojo. A través del párpado
  • Tamaño compacto, para llevarlo a cualquier lugar
  • No se requiere anestesiar al paciente
  • No necesita esterilización

Visit FarbaC Stand 114

 

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