Navigation Links
AMA Optics Announces New Brightness Acuity Meter -- Documents Disabling Glare from Cataract

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:

Tom Minero, Director of Sales & Marketing
AMA Optics, Inc.
tsm @
AMA Optics, Inc


Read the full story at

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:
Related Image:
AMA Optics Announces New Brightness Acuity Meter -- Documents Disabling Glare from Cataract
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... , ... GKhair & Tibolli team members and artists were excited and proud ... 8th and 9th at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan Puerto Rico. The ... of the line fashion journalists. The San Juan Beauty Show carries immense credibility among ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... professionals worldwide today released the results of a survey of educational needs for ... Africa found a growing global demand for high quality online and face-to-face education ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Workstation solutions provider , HealthPostures, announces ... located throughout the United States, is OneStop Ergonomics. The addition allows HealthPostures to ... government workers and organizational leaders that are introduced to innovative methods that could ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... Bayco Products, Inc today announced the introduction of ... Available in a choice of three different colors; red ( NSP-1632 ), yellow ( NSP-1634 ... up to 18 hours in constant-on mode, or 27 hours in blinking strobe mode using ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... , ... November 29, 2015 ... ... accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine! , AIUM ultrasound ... demonstrate that they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... Elbit Imaging Ltd. (TASE, NASDAQ: ... that it was informed by InSightec Ltd. ("InSightec"), that the ... approved its Exablate Neuro system to treat movement, pain ... --> Insightec,s Exablate Neuro platform is transforming medicine ... technologies: Focused Ultrasound, which is used to lesion the ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... Health Cloud 1 was unveiled today at the 101 ... (RSNA) meeting in Chicago . ... and its applications will connect radiologists and clinicians to speed, ... both inside and outside the hospital setting. ... digital industrial leader, we are betting big on the GE ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... , Niederlande, November 27, 2015 ... fotodynamischer Bremachlorin-Therapie bei fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   --> ... Bremachlorin-Therapie bei fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   --> ... Bremachlorin-Therapie bei fortgeschrittenem Krebs.   Clinical ... --> Clinical Cancer Research vom ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: