Why the iTrace Is an Essential Tool for a High-Volume Surgeon

Meet Parag A. Majmudar, MD

Dr. Majmudar is an ophthalmologist with a focus and specialization in conditions of the cornea as well as cataract and refractive surgery. Most of his 23 years in practice have been spent as part of the team at Chicago Cornea Consultants, Ltd., and as a practitioner who regularly performs vision correction procedures, he says, “the iTrace has become one of the most versatile devices in helping me plan those surgeries.”

Here are just a few of the reasons why the iTrace is an essential tool in any doctor’s practice, before, during, and after a vision correction procedure:

Before Surgery: Better Information Leads to Better Decisions

Using a combination of diagnostic aberrometry and corneal topography, the iTrace is able to objectively separate a patient’s vision quality between the cornea and the lens. This is what Dr. Majmudar says helps his team make the correct decision about vision correction, because often, this distinction isn’t clear. In fact, many of the vision issues patients sometimes experience after cataract surgery or LASIK are a result of things missed in initial examinations — minute irregularities that can have a major impact on the optimal course of vision correction.

“When we sign patients up for surgery, we’ll run an iTrace on them and it helps figure out if they’re a better candidate for a LASIK procedure a lens-based procedure — those are all very common decision-making points and the iTrace makes it very easy for us.”

During Surgery: Patients Want to See Better — The iTrace Helps Get Them There

Then, when it’s time for surgery, the iTrace gives surgeons the tools to make the best choices for their patients.

As Dr. Majmudar puts it, one of the most compelling arguments for the iTrace is to keep up with the demands of modern vision correction technology: “Patients want to see great after surgery. The technology that we have, in terms of lens implants and lasers can help them get there — but we need help on the diagnostic side.”

The iTrace can be used before, during, and after a procedure to qualify a patient’s vision, choose the right IOL, plan toric lens placement, and confirm the alignment during follow-up. All of this information means more precise surgeries and more satisfied patients. Click to learn more about how the iTrace works.

And, Dr. Majmudar says, the iTrace adds value to the patient experience that can’t be quantified. “It goes a long way towards making patients more invested and engaged in the process, and also more comfortable about what you’re showing them in terms of their own vision.”

After Surgery: Ensure Best Results and Happy Patients

Dr. Majmudar says that as a leader in vision correction procedures, he often sees patients who had surgery elsewhere and are unhappy with their vision — this is more common than people might think. As he puts it, “the iTrace has been great in helping us figure out why”.

A post-surgical iTrace scan can update the doctor’s understanding of where vision problems are coming from, and if adjustments can be made to further improve a patient’s eyesight. The iTrace also uses its proprietary technology to offer the Toric Check feature — it’s the only tool on the market that can compare the placement and power of the toric lens to the corneal astigmatism and calculate the exact amount of rotation needed to correct patient’s vision to the best degree — without needing to dilate.

In Dr. Majmudar’s view, the Toric Check is an incredibly valuable feature of the device: “It is so easy, after surgery, to go in and look again without having the patient dilated.”

Does Dr. Majmudar Recommend the iTrace?

In a word, absolutely. He says he takes every opportunity available to him to recommend the device to his colleagues: “There are people all over the country who I talk to about this device, and they don’t know what they’re missing — they’re amazed by it.”

If you’re interested in learning more about the iTrace, contact us to schedule a demo.

OUR COMMITTMENT TO INNOVATION

We started with a device that uses 256 unique points of light to gather the most accurate measurements of lenticular and corneal aberrations. Since then, we’ve built on our core technology to create displays in which users can objectively see through the eyes of a patient. The possibilities for vision analysis with the iTrace are as endless as our commitment to innovation. Once you own an iTrace, you can simply upgrade your software to get access to the latest advancements.