Micro Medical Devices Introduces Simplified Method of Calculating Lens Power for Cataract Surgery
Image of the EZ tip compatible unit, PalmScan A2000 Ultima A-Scan by Micro Medical
Devices. The other compatible unit is the PalmScan A2000 USB A-Scan. Both units have
the option to include pachymetry.
Micro Medical Devices innovative A-Scan technology makes performing immersion biometry, fast, easy, and
Online PR News – 17-September-2013 – A-Scan ultrasound biometry is a kind of diagnostic test that is
commonly used in ophthalmology. This test helps eye doctors measure the length of an eye and its internal
structures. Calculating an eye’s length helps determine the intraocular lens that will perfectly fit the eye,
resulting in patient not needing glasses after the surgery. Immersion A-Scan biometry is used to measure
these parameters even more precisely. The traditional method of immersion biometry requires direct
placement of a hard shell over the eyeball. Thanks to medical advancements, there is a safe device that can
provide accurate results without having to place an intrusive hard shell on the eyeball. The PalmScan A2000
A-Scan manufactured by Micro Medical Devices (MMD) provides this ability and is revolutionizing the way
A-Scans are performed today.
What is the PalmScan A2000 A-Scan?
The PalmScan A2000 A-Scan is a handheld device that has made immersion biometry fast, non-irritating,
and pain-free. PalmScan A2000 A-Scan has the option to use disposable E-Z Tip Immersion Shells, which
make conducting immersion A-Scans extremely fast , non-irritating, and easy. Here is a list of benefits that
the unit brings to the world of ophthalmology:
• Portability: MMD’s PalmScan A-Scan is designed to be amazingly portable. This battery powered device is
pocket sized and comes with a carrying case to safely store and carry the unit anywhere with ease. The
PalmScan A2000 Ultima is a welcomed change compared to older A-Scan machines that are desktop sized,
and require AC power.
• Fast Results: The PalmScan A-Scan units produce results in mere seconds. This saves the doctor’s time,
and relieves the patient of having an irritating hard shell gripping their eye. The PalmScan A2000 A-Scan has
an average speed of 20 captures per second, with each capture including 8,192 data-points.
• Accuracy of Reading: The PalmScan A2000 A-Scan uses a 264 MHz sampling frequency to achieve its
unprecedented accuracy. The unit uses ultrasonic waves to measure the thickness of anterior chamber, axial
length and the lens of an eye. These measurements are needed to determine the power of the intraocular
lens to be transplanted. Plus, it can even take measurements from eyes affected with extremely dense
• Long Battery Life: This handheld device runs on a lithium ion battery that can capture and record A-Scan
measurements of multiple patients on a single charge.
• Generate and Store Patient Reports: The PalmScan A-Scan stores patient’s data right on the device and
can generate PDF reports that are printable and compatible with Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
• IOL Calculator: The PalmScan A2000 A-Scan comes with an IOL calculator that does the IOL calculations
for the doctor. Additional features include a customizable lens library and post refractive correction software.
Micro Medical Devices is the leader of portable, ophthalmic devices.
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