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    Phorcides for Contoura

    Phorcides is clinical decision support software.

    It is meant as an advisory tool to allow surgeons to consider the optical effects of topographic treatments and advise on the appropriate treatment for a patient. It provides analytic support to understand how and why treating topography affects a patient’s spherical and astigmatic Contoura treatment. It is meant to assist with calculations for primary LASIK treatments.

    Surgeons who use this software must still use their own training and judgement and rely on the appropriate examination and diagnostic tests necessary for LASIK surgery. Surgeons who use Phorcides must still arrive at their own independent determination regarding the proper treatment.


    Development, Use and Results of Novel Analytic Software to Improve the Accuracy of Topographic – Guided Lasik!

    Mark Lobanoff, MD
    Minneapolis, Minnesota


    Mark Lobanoff, MD
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    PHORCIDES made the cover of Ophthalmology Management – June issue!

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    Wavefront & Presbyopic Refractive Corrections Online Congress!


    Webinar II

    Session I: Customized. and Femto – Lenticular Surgery

    2021 ASCRS meeting in Las Vegas!

    Software helps eyes reach 20/20 or better after LASIK.

    LAS VEGAS — In this Healio Video Perspective from the ASCRS meeting, Mark C. Lobanoff, MD, discusses his presentation investigating the use of Phorcides software to plan Contoura topography-guided LASIK procedures.

    Clinical Outcomes after Topography-Guided LASIK

    Comparing Results Based on a New Topography Analysis Algorithm with Those Based on Manifest Refraction.

    Quotes From Our Surgeons

    Rachel Epstein, MD


    “I can confidently counsel my patients that we provide the latest and the greatest in laser vision correction because we plan our treatments with Phorcides.  I don’t do my IOL calculations without Barrett and I would never plan laser vision correction without Phorcides.”

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    Tom Tooma, MD

    NVisionLASIK Centers

    “The Phorcides software has been a game changer for us. It takes the guess work out and makes the process much more efficient. The results are incredible…”

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    Mickey Gordon, MD

    “ Phorcides has proven to be an extremely useful tool in planning Contoura.
    Allows my staff to plan routine cases and is extremely useful for me in planning difficult cases…”

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    Parag Majmudar, MD

    “Phorcides has taken the guess work out of Contoura planning by delivering a mathematical approach to the process. Without Phorcides it is pure estimation on the part of the surgeon…"

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    Rick Wolfe, MD


    “We are doing well with the software.  I have been surprised how easily it has slipped into our workflow.  We have treated 24 eyes so far, the cases I have seen so far have all been 20/20 unaided or better!”

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    Karl Stonecipher, MD

    “I have been working with Topographic guided LASIK since 2007. We were one of the first to have this technology in the United States. We worked with all of the three options presented with this technology…”

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