Auto Accidents, Vision Loss and Detection of Glaucoma with Unique
on: October 29, 2008, 5:52 am
Press Release Author: Alina Lagoviyer
/ BiCOM Inc. Public Relations
Release Summary: Glaucoma has been found to increase the risk
of unsafe driving and doubles collisions. Drivers with vision
problems due to glaucoma may be denied driving licenses. Glaucoma
Eye Test and early detection is the key to halting further vision
impairment, and ensuring driving privileges, as well as safety.
Release Body: Driving is a demanding activity. Drivers must see
obstacles or hazards, straight ahead or in their peripheral visual
field, consider the possible reactions of others, estimate the
time and distance, decide upon their action and then react accordingly.
Driving safety depends on many external factors as well as the
condition of the driver.
impairment is one of the factors in the decision to deny a person
the right to drive. Losing one's driving license is a major limitation
in their lifestyle and day to day routine. Because vision is the
most important factor during driving, many driving related injuries
are a result of vision problems.
per Survey of Ophthalmology, "visual acuity is related to
crash involvement, whereas peripheral vision appears to play a
more critical role." One of such visual impairments may be
caused by glaucoma. Glaucoma is characterized by abnormally high
intraocular pressure (IOP), the pressure inside the eye. This
can cause a loss of peripheral vision, which makes it more difficult
to see a pedestrian or vehicle approaching from the side; in
essence creating a large blind spot.
loss due to glaucoma is irreversible. However, increased intraocular
(eye) pressure (IOP) is easy to screen for and detect in early
stages, allowing the prevention of any further loss of sight.
Routine screening can be performed by your general physician or
eye care professional.
Inc. with its unique new screening device, Diaton
Tonometer, now allows this eye test to be done simply,
quickly and painlessly. The Diaton Tonometer measures intraocular
pressure (IOP) Through the Eyelid, avoiding the commonly known
discomfort of screening through the cornea. For the first time,
Diaton Tonometry requires no contact with the
cornea. Measurement is done through the upper eye lid, over the
sclera, eliminating any risk of infection or discomfort.
many people believe they can tell if they're developing glaucoma,"
says Dr. Gregory K. Harmon, Chairman of the Glaucoma Foundation.
However, it is estimated that half of those suffering damage from
glaucoma, do not know they have it. The disease has come to be
called the "silent thief of sight"
because it often strikes without any symptoms.
peripheral impairment of the visual field is a reason for denying
a driving license in most states in the USA. For many who do not
experience any visual symptoms, it comes as a shock when they
are denied renewal of their drivers license based on visual field
defect or poor peripheral vision.
Patients with visual field defects, commonly due to glaucoma,
have double the incidence of road accidents or traffic violations
as compared to those with a full visual field according to a study
by Johnson & Keltner. More importantly, almost
half of those with visual field loss were unaware of any problem
with peripheral vision.
cannot influence the risk factors for glaucoma. However, you can
take measures to detect the problem at an early stage and stop
any further damage to your vision. Doing so will prevent it from
affecting your driving safety and interfering with your routine
lifestyle. Ask your doctor about routine glaucoma screening with
the Diaton Tonometer,
even if you think your vision is normal. Problems may be easier
to correct if caught at an early stage.
with its 15 years of tradition and global clientele, has proven
to be the enterprise of the highest level of professionalism,
integrity and financial solvency. A unique team of engineers,
medical, legal and business experts makes BiCOM Inc. the right
place for global talent to find support and guidance. BiCOM Inc.
sees its mission in bringing to market innovative products developed
and manufactured worldwide.
of January 2008, BiCOM represents and supports Diaton tonometer
in over 30 countries and growing with each day...
Says Mr. Boris Kun, President of BiCOM Inc: "Diaton
Tonometer is a revolutionary device
and signifies a new stage in Optometry and Ophthalmology!"
Inc., with a release of tonometer Diaton to US is committing to
a mission of preventing blindness caused by glaucoma.
Alina Lagoviyer / Public Relations
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