Advanced Eye Care Center now offering Sjö™ Test
- Posted on: Jul 18 2014
Advanced Eye Care Center is the first and only practice in Richland County to offer Sjö™
Sjogrens Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a person’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. Today, as many as 4 million Americans are living with this disease. Although the hallmark symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth, Sjögren’s also causes serious complications throughout the entire body, resulting in dysfunction of the kidneys, gastrointestinal system, blood vessels, lungs, liver, pancreas and the central nervous system. Patients may also experience extreme fatigue and joint pain and have a higher risk of developing lymphoma. Nine out of 10 patients are women.
Now we have Sjö™. This advanced diagnostic testing for the early detection of Sjögren’s Syndrome was developed by Nicox, Inc., an international ophthalmic company that originated in France. Advanced Eye Care Center is the first to offer this revolutionary, early detection tool. Often, Dry Eye Disease can be the first sign of Sjögren’s Syndrome.
Sjö™ is an easy, quick test process that involves a finger-prick for blood samples. The advanced diagnostic panel involves the detection of traditional markers combined with three novel, proprietary biomarkers, which allow for earlier detection of the disease.