GREENWICH, CT--(Marketwire - February 05, 2009) -
Dr. Robert Maloney, of Maloney Vision
Institute, Los Angeles, CA, a world renowned ophthalmologist seen on
Extreme Makeover, says:
"VisionRx's GlaucomaCheck™ is an important step forward in the early
detection of glaucoma and prevention of blindness. It is what eyecare
professionals refer to as a visual field test. Of all of the instruments
and techniques that eye doctors use to diagnose glaucoma, the visual field
analyzer is one of the most important. This instrument gives a measure of
the functioning of the retina whose cells are killed by this blinding
"GlaucomaCheck™ can allow the user to find evidence of glaucoma at an
early stage, before vision is permanently impaired. By allowing people to
test their eyes anytime and anywhere, it provides a convenient, easy to
use, and economical method which is accessible to everyone.
"I highly recommend that everyone have regular eye exams, especially those
who are over 40 years of age or have a family history of glaucoma.
GlaucomaCheck™ is a great way to have an early indication of a problem
with this silent blinding disease."
Glaucoma is one of the two leading causes of blindness. Over half of those
people affected do not know that they have the disease because early
glaucoma symptoms can only be detected using specialized tests. Damage to
the retina caused by the disease is permanent and irreversible. However,
once diagnosed glaucoma can be treated and its progression stopped. Early
diagnosis is crucial to prevent irreversible vision loss. While anyone can
get the disease, major glaucoma risk factors include: age, family history
of glaucoma, significant nearsightedness and diabetes.
VisionRx is a professional vision test software company that provides
glaucoma tests for everyone. VisionRx is dedicated to helping raise
awareness, improving detection, and the eventual elimination of glaucoma
and other eye diseases. For more information about VisionRx and GlaucomaCheck™