- Dr. Kamkar OD
“When I go to conventions, which I go a lot, I’m an inventor of a device myself for pupil testing, and when I go to these conventions, I walk around and I go and look at the new technologies around, and I’ve seen other headset, head-worn visual field devices, and I’ve talked to these companies too, and they’re not as good as Micro Medical Devices in many aspects. I’m a fan of this company. I’ve visited their facility, because the first time I was looking for the visual field headsets, I actually drove to their office in Calabasas and saw their place. They gave me a tour and I see how they work, and it’s very impressive; small, efficient, and they keep their prices low. They do a great job of developing products that work.”
Dr. Kamkar OD
- Dr. Kamkar OD
“They’re small enough that they actually are just like any other smaller company that responds to their customers easily, and they’re big enough that their technology rivals any other manufacturer, any other technology.”
Dr. Kamkar OD
- Dr. Kamkar OD
“I really admire Micro Medical Devices. It’s one of those companies that is just right. It’s not too big. They pick up the phone when I need to talk to them. One of the things they did for me was that there was one particular evaluation that needed a certain type of visual field, and they worked on it and they sent me the program. Now I have that as well. It was tweaked just for me, which was great, and I couldn’t believe they would do that.”
Dr. Kamkar OD
- Dr. Greg Evans OD
"I don't want to knock the competition, but what other business can you get on the phone and usually within 20 minutes I'll have or call back or I'll have it on the line? It's almost unheard of in our business. And when I travel and I'm going between patients back and forth, I need that support right now because I have to fix this problem before I leave. To this day, I've never lost out on completing a field test"
Dr. Greg Evans OD
- Dr. Deepan MD
"It's nice that they're hands on, everyone knows the product well, unlike other companies they never give a non-direct answer that doesn't really address the issue, and they're very quick to respond. I haven't had any issues with them at all"
Dr. Deepan MD
- Dr. Kranston Boodram
“After using many A-scan instruments on previous missions (and back in the US), the AP2000 certainly outperformed competing devices. It was able to scan the most brunescent cataracts that one may encounter, as well as dense posterior subcapsular cataracts that more expensive devices sometimes have trouble attaining measurements for.
The device is highly portable. This makes it an easy carry-on item for international travel considering the amount of gear one has on a mission endeavor. It runs on internal battery power which is a great asset considering the numerous power outages one experiences in this region. None of this diminishes the device’s scan power. There was not one eye that this device could not scan; and as such, gave all those served access to sophisticated technology that would be otherwise unavailable to them. This was evident when the mission crew observed the gratuitous smiles on our patient’s faces when the eye-patch was removed the day following surgery!The PalmScan is a wonderful device with a short operational learning curve and measurements that are easy to obtain. It is also accurate and reliable. We gratefully thank Micro Medical Devices for allowing us to use this medical instrument that was invaluable to our mission.”
Dr. Kranston Boodram
- Dr Steve Olkowski
It is the smallest, most compact A-scan that I know. Its’ portability and ease of use made it a perfect choice for a mission trip. It functioned flawlessly for all our patients. Having had the opportunity to see how well the A-Scan worked in Ethiopia, I will be buying this same model when we upgrade the present A-scan we now have in my office. I appreciate the generosity of the manufacturers and their support of mission work in third world countries.
Dr Steve Olkowski
- Gary L. Aguilar
In trying to decide how to upgrade my trusty contact, A-scan unit to improve my cataract outcomes, I decided to have my own right eye measured. Most advised me that the Zeiss IOL Master was the gold standard and so I first went there. My eye measured 24.24mm. I took the printout with me and wandered over to Micro Medical Devices. I chose MMD because their unit was so small, the software was so complete and upgradeable, and because I’d be able to use the unit in any of my five examining rooms for both biometry and pachymetry and so not have to move any patient I didn’t want to. The IOL Master measured my eye at 24.24; the PalmScan also measured it at 24.24!Given the cost difference and the greater convenience I bought the PalmScan on the spot. I’ve since logged over 450 patients with the unit and I have nothing but praise for it. The accuracy has been marvelous and I’ve had as few post op “surprises” as anyone I know who has used the IOL Master – perhaps two out of 400+ patients, and both were off by only about 1.5 diopters off. I’d recommend the PalmScan to anyone who is looking for amazingly accurate biometry, quick pachymetry that comes in a unit that comes in a very small package with great software.
Gary L. Aguilar
- Warren E. Hill, MD, FACS Mesa, AZ
Very clever and very accurateIt does it all with a vector analysis feature, a surgeon adjustable nomogram and a very clever LaPlace calculation that takes into account corneal rigidity based on IOP. The only down side is that you have to have a blade with a micrometer adjustment for depth. Our results so far have been outstanding.”
Warren E. Hill, MD, FACS Mesa, AZ
- Frank D Green
I thought I would let you know that I bought a PalmScan a year ago for use in the refugee camps on the Thailand /Burmese border where we conduct regular “eyecamps”. The conditions look primitive but we have been extremely pleased with the performance of the PalmScan. It has stood up to the conditions and is so easily moved from one location to another. With the immersion mode it is easy to teach local workers to perform accurate biometry. For your interest I attach a photo of my colleague using it.
Frank D Green