Navigation Links
AMA Optics Announces New Brightness Acuity Meter -- Documents Disabling Glare from Cataract
Date:11/18/2009

Light scattering abnormal conditions of the eye, most commonly cataract, causes annoying glare that impairs vision and can limit the quality of life, in particular, night driving. The New Brightness Acuity Meter (BAM™, AMA Optics, Inc) assists in diagnosing and evaluating the severity of glare on visual function.

Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2009 -- AMA Optics announces a new Glare Tester for identification of those suffering from disabling environmental glare.

AMA Optics, Inc. releases the new product, the Brightness Acuity Meter (BAM™), an ophthalmic instrument used for measuring the effect of glare, often the first symptom of the cataract. Cataracts may cause severe visual disability in brightly lit situations such as ambient daylight or from oncoming auto headlights at night. Occasionally, a patient has visual symptoms out of proportion to the severity of the cataract which may be discounted by the lack of findings obtained on a standard eye examination as performed in a darkened examination room. Standard visual acuity testing does not measure visual dysfunctions attributable to glare. According to Preferred Practice Pattern publication of American Academy of Ophthalmology, supplemental testing directed toward glare and contrast sensitivity problems can help to better assess and quantify functional visual impairment attributable to a cataract. Measurements taken in a darkened examination lane may significantly underestimate the functional impairment occurring in real world situations of varied lighting.

Medicare guidelines recognize the disability of glare and approve re-imbursement for cataract surgery when an increase in visual acuity loss due to glare is documented.

The BAM™ is lightweight and ergonomically designed for ease of patient use. Its purpose is to diagnose and assess visual problems due to glare conditions, document the degree of disability, and monitor severity over time.

AMA Optics, Inc., founded in 2001 by Dr. Albert. J. Hofeldt, manufactures ophthalmic diagnostic instruments. In 2005 Frost and Sullivan honored AMA Optics, Inc. as the Entrepreneurial Company of the Year for Ocular Diagnostic Devices and in 2009 United States Commerce Association honored AMA Optics, Inc. for Ophthalmic Diagnostic Instruments, the Best of Miami Beach. Web site: www.amaoptics.com

Contact:
Tom Minero, Director of Sales & Marketing
AMA Optics, Inc.
877-744-3937
tsm @ amaoptics.com
AMA Optics, Inc

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/11/prweb3214414.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. GfK Asia Expands into Regional Optics Industry Following Partnership with Singapore Opticianry Practitioners (SOP)
2. GfK Asia Expands into Korea Optics Industry Partnership Network
3. Ovu-Trac(R) Home Test Kit From OvumOptics Predicts Ovulation with 96.2% Accuracy
4. The EntreTech Forum Presents ... PHOTONICS/OPTICS - Understanding the Latest Applications of Light-based Technologies in Medical, Consumer, Industrial, and Defense Sectors
5. Abbott Completes Acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics
6. Abbott Successfully Completes Tender Offer for Shares of Advanced Medical Optics
7. Abbott Receives European Commission Clearance on Acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics
8. Abbott Acquisition of Advanced Medical Optics Clears U.S. Antitrust Review
9. Abbott to Commence Tender Offer on Jan. 27 for All Outstanding Shares of Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
10. Californian Files Contact Lens Solution False Advertising Class Action Against Advanced Medical Optics, Announces the Schmidt Firm, LLP
11. Precision Optics Corporation to Effect Reverse Split and Ticker Symbol Change
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
AMA Optics Announces New Brightness Acuity Meter -- Documents Disabling Glare from Cataract
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... diabetes has been gearing up for their simultaneous grand openings in March. All ... right now that you’re probably wondering, is reversing diabetes possible? According to this ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Plantation, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... February 11, 2016 ... ... CareTRAK™, an unparalleled clinical decision support technology, with highly adaptable algorithms, has ... cases. When a patient has signs and symptoms consistent with Zikas and a ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... , ... February 11, 2016 , ... ... of a master charity program created to assist the people of their local ... closely with nonprofit organizations and community leaders. Their hope is to bring awareness ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... ... Dickinson Insurance & Financial Services continues their commitment to act as Agents ... local boy named Barrett, who has been fighting ALL leukemia for almost two years. ... all local families dealing with childhood cancer. Information on how to help is now ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Hoggan Scientific, ... gauges used in physical therapy, occupational therapy and sports medicine clinics, hospitals, universities ... exercise and therapy, introduces its new microFET Digital Pinch Gauge. , Hoggan ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... Hungary , Feb. 11, 2016 ... the unmet medical need of pulmonary and respiratory diseases ... The program focusing on COPD and asthma patients show ... --> --> Upper ... healthcare problems in the developed world and reached epidemic ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... February 11, 2016 ,   ... EUR 1,377.2m  Adjusted EBITDA climbs to EUR 277.9m   ... 3.41  Proposed dividend of EUR 0.85 per share (2014: ... tubing business and refinancing successfully completed  Approximately 9% ... organic basis  Adjusted EBITDA expected for 2016 at ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... 11, 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rp4pg8/molecular ... "Molecular Diagnostics Reports Bundle" report ... ) has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. --> Research ... the addition of the "Molecular Diagnostics ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: