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Dr. Robert Maloney Says VisionRx GlaucomaCheck(TM) Is an Important Step Forward in Early Glaucoma Detection


2/5/2009 11:40:59 AM

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 disease.

"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™ visit www.visionrx.com.


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J. Lee
203-863-2050

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