Patents Assigned to International Vision, Inc.
  • Patent number: 6015435
    Abstract: A phakic intraocular lens (IOL) for the correction of visual disorders such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. The lens is made from a biocompatible, elastomeric material such as silicone. The lens further includes one or more annular surfaces that protrude from the anterior surface of the lens or surrounds the lens such that when placed in the eye, it makes contact with the iris. As the iris dilates and constricts, the contact with the iris places a centering force on the implanted lens. The lens is not in contact with the natural lens of the eye and floats in the posterior chamber without insult or abrasion to surrounding tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2000
    Assignee: International Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Valunin, George W. Rozakis