GLAUCOMA

  • Glaucoma is progressive disease which causes permanent damages to
    • Papilla
    • Optic nerve
    • Optic field
  • Main risk factors of glaucoma
    • Increased IOP (= intra-ocular pressure)
    • Age
    • Family history of glaucoma
    • Exfoliation Syndrome
    • Myopia
  • Target of Glaucoma treatment
    • To prevent eye sight damage and blindness 
  • So far the only treatment method is to lower IOP
  • Can gradually steal sight without any warning or symptoms
  • Incurable disease which can cause blindness if untreated
    • Blindness is ranked 3rd (after cancer + heart disease) as people's major fear
    • Glaucoma causes 9 - 12 % of all blindness
  • Early detection is vital to stop the progress of the disease, but vision lost cannot be regained
  • Most important, and only method to screen masses of population is rapid IOP measuring

More info about Glaucoma

» www.glaucoma.org
» www.glaucomafoundation.org
» www.wikipedia.org
» www.agingeye.net

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Icare’s patented rebound technology is a proven technique for obtaining accurate and rapid IOP measurements from all your patients. With an Icare tonometer a single-use probe is used to measure the eye pressure.

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Measuring with an Icare tonometer is free from air puff, anesthesia, drops or other preparation. The Icare tonometers enable hygienic and effortless eye pressure measurement that is barely noticed by the patient, making it suitable for all patients from the very young, to the older generation, even for post-surgical applications.

The Icare tonometers are safe because of the use of a single-use probe.

The Icare tonometers do not create microaerosol formations while a risk of crosscontamination may be present during microaerosol generating procedures like air puff tonometry [1-2].

References

  • Britt JM, Clifton BC, Barnebey HS, Mills RP. Microaerosol formation in noncontact “air-puff” tonometry. Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109:225–228.
  • Tracy H. T. Lai, Emily W. H. Tang, Sandy K. Y. Chau, Kitty S. C. Fung, Kenneth K. W. Li. Stepping up infection control measures in ophthalmology during the novel coronavirus outbreak: an experience from Hong Kong. Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2020; e-published 03 March 2020.