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Glaucoma Testing

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. An elevation in eye pressure can lead to damage to the optic nerve. This pressure is caused by a buildup of a fluid that flows within the eye, which typically drains. While glaucoma usually affects older adults, those who are at risk should be tested regularly. Because the most common form of glaucoma often comes without any warning signs, regular screenings are necessary for detection and treatment.

Measuring intraocular pressure is most efficient way to detect glaucoma. Patients will prefer this new kind of glaucoma testing because it does not require that pesky puff of air common to previous tests. The Diaton Tonometer Glaucoma Screening Device simply measures pressure over the eyelid. Patients with contact lenses can even keep their lenses on. This non-invasive technique eliminates any risk of infection or scratching of the cornea. Without any need for numbing drops, no recovery time is needed. Your patients will be able to walk out of your office just as easily as they walked in.

This test takes a mere two minutes to conduct and brings in $63.76 in reimbursements. Because it doesn’t require any disposable equipment, there is no recurring cost with each test administered. The entire reimbursement can go right back in your practice to fund more amazing devices and equipment. Browse the inventory of Medical Device Depot to see if your practice needs any other items to better serve your patients.

What you need to know about vision tests and vision screeners?

A vision screening remains a cost-effective, efficient way to discover visual impairments and assess eye conditions that may cause them. The information attained from the visual screening can then be sent to the proper eye-care professionals for further evaluation and expanded treatment options.

If your practice is looking to improve its vision-screening services, the right vision screeners are essential. Some vision tests you will need vision screeners for include:

* Inspecting the eye, pupils and red reflex. The examiner uses a flashlight to inspect the eyes when looking for abnormalities in shape or structure, as well as pupil shape irregularity. An ophthalmoscope is used to detect red reflex by measuring the red appearance that reflects from the eye. Both eyes should look bright red and equally so in this test.

* Photo screening. This test can identify problems through the red reflex, and modern photo screeners deliver instant results for this quick test.

* Cover testing. Used to detect eye misalignment, the patient is asked to focus on a target while each eye is covered one at a time to check for a shift in the alignment.

* Glaucoma testing. Using a tool like the Diaton Tonometer, this test can be used to spot glaucoma through a simple, noninvasive procedure that measures intraocular pressure through the eyelid. The latest technology has not only increased the simplicity of the test but its safety as well.

To find all of the right vision screeners for any vision test, contact Medical Device Depot today or review our complete product line here.