Haptic Includes Notch Patents (Class 623/6.47)
  • Patent number: 9662200
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an intraocular lens delivery system with a multi-segment plunger. More particularly, the present invention relates to an intraocular lens delivery device that includes a disposable plunger tip segment that can be attached and removed from a reusable plunger base segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sushant Muchhala, David A. Downer
  • Patent number: 9017402
    Abstract: An intraocular implant (1) including an optical portion (2) and a haptic portion (3), the haptic portion including two diametrically opposite haptic systems (3a, 3b), characterized in that each of the haptic systems (3a, 3b) includes two substantially identical haptics (4, 5) interconnected by their respective distal ends (4a, 5a), the respective proximal ends (4b, 5b) of the two haptics (4, 5) being connected to the optical portion (2) via a stalk (6), the width of each of the haptics (4, 5) decreasing continuously all along the haptic toward the distal end (4a, 5a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Medicontur Orvostechnikai Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag
    Inventors: Laszlo Kontur, Nandor Turkevi-Nagy, Gilles Bos
  • Patent number: 8758434
    Abstract: An IOL having an optic and a peripheral stabilizing ring. The optic and the ring are connected by a flexible bridge. An area on the ring coinciding with a feature on the optic helps to locate the optic within the ring in an unstressed state until the capsular bag collapses and locks the optic into place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: James M. Scott
  • Patent number: 8734512
    Abstract: An accommodating intraocular lens has a lens optic that is coupled to at least one haptic and is anteriorly biased with respect thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: James Stuart Cumming
  • Publication number: 20130331938
    Abstract: An intraocular implant for placement in the eye, e.g. as part of a cataract operation or crystalline lens extraction refractive operation, has at a peripheral portion of the implant a groove which engages with the lip of a single capsulotomy only formed in the lens capsule of the eye. The implant will normally be a lens, but may instead be a bung or plug for occluding an opening made in the capsule. The groove may be a continuous groove around the periphery of the implant, or there may be a series of individual spaced-apart grooves formed as projections protruding from the periphery. Instead of a single groove, a pair of axially spaced-apart grooves may be provided, which engage with respective capsulotomies formed in an anterior and a posterior part of the capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Julian Douglas STEVENS
  • Patent number: 8343216
    Abstract: An intraocular lens for insertion into the capsular bag of an eye contains an optic, an outer periphery, and an outer support structure. The optic has a periphery and centered about an optical axis. The outer periphery is disposed about the optic and configured to engage an equatorial region of the capsular bag of an eye. The outer support structure is disposed along the periphery and spaced from the optic with voids outer support structure and the optic. The intraocular lens further comprises a first intermediate member and a weakened region disposed along the outer periphery between the outer support structure and the first intermediate member. The first intermediate member operably couples the optic and the outer support structure. The weakened region is attached to, and configured to provide relative motion between, the outer support structure and the first intermediate member in response to the ciliary muscle of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Brady, Arlene E. Gwon
  • Patent number: 7713299
    Abstract: An intraocular lens is disclosed, with an optic that changes shape in response to a deforming force exerted by the zonules of the eye. A haptic supports the optic around its equator and couples the optic to the capsular bag of the eye. The region of contact between the optic and the haptic extends into the edge of the optic, similar to the interface between a bicycle tire and the rim that holds it in place. The haptic may be stiffer than the optic. The haptic may have the same refractive index as the optic. The haptic may include a saddle-shaped portion in contact with the adjustable optic, with a convex profile along an optical axis; and a concave profile in a plane perpendicular to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Brady, Tuyet Hoc Nguyen, Henk A. Weeber, Douglas S. Cali
  • Patent number: 7591849
    Abstract: A multi-component accommodating intraocular lens (A-IOL) for implantation in a capsular bag of an eye having an optical axis, includes an anterior optical element and a posterior component that are connected by at least one compressible haptic. The compressible haptic, by definition, has a deformation feature that is resiliently deformable. The deformation feature allows the nominal overall diameter of the A-IOL to dynamically vary over a selected range in response to a capsular bag dimension that is different than that of an average population value, or in response to a change in the size and/or shape of the capsular bag due to post-operative capsular bag shrinkage, without substantially changing the separation distance between the anterior and posterior components of the A-IOL absent an intended accommodating force. Methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorpoted
    Inventor: Gary A. Richardson
  • Patent number: 7510578
    Abstract: Intraocular lenses for implanting within the natural capsular bag of the human eye having features on the outer ends or portions of the lenses to fixate the lens within the natural capsular bag following implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Assignee: The Nice Trust
    Inventor: J. Stuart Cumming
  • Patent number: 7462194
    Abstract: A multi-part IOL which is insertable through an opening as small as about 1 mm without deforming the haptic, is described. This IOL may be used in the anterior chamber of the eye for phakic or aphakic lenses. After insertion of the haptic into the eye, any type of lens may be attached, especially by use of cleats. The haptic is a high modulus skeletal frame, and may be assembled with lower modulus material. An eyelet may be provided on the lens allowing a cleat on the haptic to firmly attach to the optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Inventor: Larry W. Blake
  • Patent number: 7223288
    Abstract: A two-optic accommodative lens system. The first lens has a negative power and is located posteriorly within the capsular bag and laying against the posterior capsule. The periphery of the first lens contains a pair of generally T-shaped haptics oriented along a vertical meridian of the capsular bag and having a generally rectangular slot within the top portion of the “T”. The first lens further having a plurality of elongated haptics oriented along a horizontal meridian of the capsular bag. The second lens is located anteriorly to the first lens outside of the capsular bag and is of a positive power. The peripheral edge of the second lens contains a pair of encircling haptics having a notched tab sized and shape to fit within the slots in the haptics on the first lens to lock the second lens onto the first lens. Hinge structures on the encircling haptics allow the second lens to move relative to the first lens along the optical axis of the lens system in reaction to movement of the ciliary muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Alcon, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoxiao Zhang, Yin Yang
  • Patent number: 7179292
    Abstract: An intraocular lens includes an optical portion (7; 607; 907; 1107) of a transparent, deformable material, at least one haptic (5, 6; 205, 206; 405, 406, 706; 806; 905; 1005; 1105; 1205) radially projecting from the optical portion for supporting the optical portion in a position parallel to and against an anterior iris surface plane (936; 1136), and at least one aperture (13; 213; 713; 913; 1013; 1113) bounded by the haptic. At least a stiff portion of the haptic has a higher stiffness against bending about an axis in the radial direction than the optical portion. Furthermore, the stiff portion has a width (a) measured parallel to the plane and perpendicular to the radial direction, which is smaller than the size (b) of the optical portion in the direction of the width. An instrument and methods for preparing and carrying out insertion of such a lens are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2007
    Assignee: Ophtec B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Gerben Frans Worst, Harry Franciscus Simon, Martinus Aponno
  • Patent number: 7025783
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) includes an optic for focusing light, an outer ring for supporting the optic in a capsular bag of an eye and a plurality of radially spaced apart, elongated intermediate members connecting the optic to the outer ring. The intermediate members are configured to convert radial forces exerted by the capsular bag on the support ring into axial movement of the optic, allowing a presbyopic patient to more effectively focus on near objects. The outer ring is preferably contoured to conform to the portion of the capsular bag between the anterior and posterior zonules, and has sufficient axial thickness to contact both sets of zonules. In addition, the edge of the ring includes at least one sharp edge corner to prevent epithelial cell growth toward the optic. In addition, the outer ring may include weakened areas configured to allow consistent and repeatable deformation in response to compressive forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Brady, Stephen W. Laguette, Marlene L. Paul, Elbert Y. Tzeng, Robert E. Glick
  • Patent number: 6918930
    Abstract: An intraocular lens has an optic and two fixation members. Each fixation member has at least one connecting element and a pincer element. The pincer element has a side region with a central portion and opposed end portions. The pincer element further has a pair of pincer arms attached end-to-end from respective opposed end portions of the side region. In one embodiment, the side region has a first location disposed closer to the optic than the pincer gap and a second side region disposed further from the optic than the pincer gap. The distance of both side regions to the central-most portion of the pincer gap is substantially identical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Patent number: 6899733
    Abstract: Ophthalomogical implant device and procedure employing improved haptic structure, improved suture guide device or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Inventor: Michael E. Snyder
  • Patent number: 6849091
    Abstract: An intraocular lens assembly for increased depth of focus has a frame configurated to vault posteriorly in an eye and an optic attached thereto. Pressure from ciliary muscle contraction moves the optic anteriorly to focus the eye for near vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Eyeonics, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Stuart Cumming
  • Publication number: 20040236422
    Abstract: A two-optic accommodative lens system. The first lens has a negative power and is located posteriorly within the capsular bag and laying against the posterior capsule. The periphery of the first lens contains a pair of generally T-shaped haptics oriented along a vertical meridian of the capsular bag and having a generally rectangular slot within the top portion of the “T”. The first lens further having a plurality of elongated haptics oriented along a horizontal meridian of the capsular bag. The second lens is located anteriorly to the first lens outside of the capsular bag and is of a positive power. The peripheral edge of the second lens contains a pair of encircling haptics having a notched tab sized and shape to fit within the slots in the haptics on the first lens to lock the second lens onto the first lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Xiaoxiao Zhang, Yin Yang
  • Publication number: 20040220666
    Abstract: An intraocular lens assembly for increased depth of focus has a frame configurated to vault posteriorly in an eye and an optic attached thereto. Pressure from ciliary muscle contraction moves the optic anteriorly to focus the eye for near vision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Inventor: J. Stuart Cumming
  • Publication number: 20040215340
    Abstract: An accommodable implant for reception in the capsular bag of an eye, comprises an optical lens (2) with a lens plane (4) and a lens axis (5) extending perpendicular thereto and through the center of the lens (2); at least two haptics (3), with each haptic (3) extending radially outward from the lens (2), and being formed integrally with the lens (2), and comprising an arm (8) which is articulated to the lens (2) by a first joint (9), and comprising a supporting element (15) for support in the equatorial area of the capsular bag, which supporting element (15) is connected to the outer end of the arm (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Arthur Messner, Khalil Hanna
  • Patent number: 6755859
    Abstract: A refractive anterior chamber iris fixated intraocular lens including an optic portion having an outer peripheral edge and two or more but preferably two haptic elements. Each haptic element is manufactured to have an inner portion and an outer free end portion for supporting the optic portion in a patient's eye. The inner portion of each haptic element is preferably permanently connected to the outer peripheral edge of the optic portion. Each haptic element also includes a tissue clasp for secure attachment of the intraocular lens to the non-mobile periphery of the iris of an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Laurent G. Hoffmann, Donald Carrol Stenger
  • Patent number: 6723124
    Abstract: An iris-supported intraocular lens having an optic portion and a plurality of fixation members coupled thereto. Each fixation member has a pair of pincer arms that separate outward of the optic and converge toward one another at aligned end tips. One or both of the end tips are covered with a soft sleeve or cap. The IOL is fixed in the anterior chamber of the eye by pinching the iris tissue between the end tips of each pair of pincer arms. The soft sleeves eliminate damage to the iris tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Brady
  • Publication number: 20030204258
    Abstract: A posterior chamber phakic lens made from a foldable, highly biocompatible material. The lens has a generally circular optic and integrally formed, closed-loop haptics. The haptics project posteriorly from the optic and have generally scalloped outer edges when viewed in plan view. Such a construction helps to avoid pupillary blockage and allows for improved aqueous flow around the natural lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Inventors: William M. Graham, Stephen J. Van Noy
  • Patent number: 6616691
    Abstract: A two-optic accommodative lens system. The first lens has a negative power and is located posteriorly within the capsular bag and laying against the posterior capsule. The periphery of the first optic contains a pair of generally T-shaped haptics having a generally rectangular slot within the top portion of the “T”. The second optic is located anteriorly to the first optic outside of the capsular bag and is of a positive power. The peripheral edge of the second optic contains a pair of encircling haptics having a notched tab sized and shape to fit within the slots in the haptics on the first optic to lock the second optic onto the first optic. Hinge structures on the encircling haptics allow the second optic to move relative to the first optic along the optical axis of the lens system in reaction to movement of the ciliary muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Alcon, Inc.
    Inventor: Son Trung Tran
  • Publication number: 20030097177
    Abstract: A posterior chamber phakic lens made from an elastomeric, foldable, highly biocompatible material. The lens has a generally circular optic and a pair of integrally formed, plate-style haptics. The haptics project posteriorly from the optic. A plurality of openings are formed at the intersection of the optic and the haptics, the holes extending all the way through the lens. The distal tips of the haptics are split or forked so as to project anteriorly and posteriorly. The anterior arm is designed to fit against the posterior iris, and the posterior arm is design to be supported in the anterior ciliary sulcus. Such a construction provides for a stable lens once implanted in the eye, helps to avoid pupillary blockage and allows for improved aqueous flow around the natural lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Publication date: May 22, 2003
    Inventor: Son Trung Tran
  • Patent number: 6562070
    Abstract: An anterior chamber phakic lens made from an elastomeric, foldable, highly biocompatible material. The lens has a generally circular optic and integrally formed plate-style haptics, the haptics containing an opening into which project a pair of pincer arms. the pincer arms are sized and shaped so as to pull away from each other when the lens is folded, and are draw back toward each other when the folded lens is released and allowed to return to its unfolded state. Such movement allows the pincers to gather a small section of the iris so as to hold the lens in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Alcon, Inc.
    Inventors: Son Trung Tran, Stephen J. Van Noy
  • Patent number: 6554860
    Abstract: A refractive anterior chamber iris fixated intraocular lens including an optic portion having an outer peripheral edge and two or more but preferably two, three or four balanced haptic elements. Each haptic element is of a relatively narrow arch-like form. Each haptic element is also manufactured to have an inner portion and an outer portion for supporting the optic portion in a patient's eye. The inner portion of each haptic element is permanently connected to the outer peripheral edge of the optic portion. Each haptic element also includes a fixation clamp on the outer portion thereof and a central portion located between the outer portion and the inner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Laurent G. Hoffmann, Charles J. Hagemeier, Wilson Hsing, Donald C. Stenger, Eric T. Wilde
  • Publication number: 20030045933
    Abstract: An intraocular lens having an ultrathin and highly pliable optic and relatively more rigid fixation members extending outward therefrom. The optic desirably includes a flange to which a common arm of a pair of joined fixation members attaches. The fixation members extend on opposite sides of the optic in U-shaped flex portions spanning a distance larger than the diameter of the optic. The fixation members may be flexed inward so as to overlap within the diameter of the optic and define an insertion profile of less than about 5 mm. For anterior implantation, four relatively evenly circumferentially spaced pods are provided by the pair of fixation members. The optic center desirably has a thickness of less than about 0.5 mm for meniscus type optics, and may be made of silicone, hydrophilic acrylic, or hydrophobic acrylic. The fixation members have a thickness of about 0.25 mm and are desirably made of poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) or polyether sulfone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: Allergan Sales, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Brady
  • Publication number: 20030018385
    Abstract: An anterior chamber phakic lens made from an elastomeric, foldable, highly biocompatible material. The lens has a generally circular optic and integrally formed plate-style haptics, the haptics containing an opening into which project a pair of pincer arms. the pincer arms are sized and shaped so as to pull away from each other when the lens is folded, and are draw back toward each other when the folded lens is released and allowed to return to its unfolded state. Such movement allows the pincers to gather a small section of the iris so as to hold the lens in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: Son Trung Tran, Stephen J. Van Noy
  • Patent number: 6506212
    Abstract: A phakic refractive lens which conforms to the structure of the eye, particularly to the ciliary sulcus, is disclosed. This lens minimizes stresses of the lens on the interior structure of the eye and eliminates excessive vaulting of the lens which tends to deform the shape of the eye and/or structures in the eye. The lenses comprise an optical body and at least one haptic body. The haptic body(ies) is made up of a first portion adjacent to the optical body, a second portion which extends outwardly from the first haptic portion, and a transition zone between the first and second haptic portions (for example, a groove or score line in the lens surface) which permits the second haptic portion to conform to the shape of the ciliary sulcus of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Medennium, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Q. Zhou, Igor Valyunin
  • Publication number: 20020193877
    Abstract: A refractive anterior chamber iris fixated intraocular lens including an optic portion having an outer peripheral edge and two or more but preferably two, three or four balanced haptic elements. Each haptic element is of a relatively narrow arch-like form. Each haptic element is also manufactured to have an inner portion and an outer portion for supporting the optic portion in a patient's eye. The inner portion of each haptic element is permanently connected to the outer peripheral edge of the optic portion. Each haptic element also includes a fixation clamp on the outer portion thereof and a central portion located between the outer portion and the inner portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2000
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventors: Laurent G. Hoffmann, Charles J. Hagemeier, Wilson Hsing, Donald C. Stenger, Eric T. Wilde
  • Patent number: 6425917
    Abstract: A film frame for an IOL has been developed which has the advantages of being lightweight, non-irritating, easily surgically implanted, aesthetically pleasing, and containing plate haptics. This IOL works in the anterior or posterior chamber of the eye for phakic or aphakic lenses and especially in the anterior chamber for phakic refractive lenses where thinner is better and long-term stability is required. This deformable IOL frame is a haptic system based on a high modulus harder material shaped skeletal frame or plate haptic assembled with low modulus softer elastomeric hinged zones. The rigid frame or haptic in combination with the soft hinges will ensure that the lens is ideally situated in the anterior chamber angle of the eye. Additionally, the soft elastomer can be extended to provide for a softer atraumatic contact point or ‘toe’ in the eye tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2002
    Assignee: Tekia
    Inventor: Larry W. Blake
  • Publication number: 20020091442
    Abstract: Ophthalomogical implant device and procedure employing improved haptic structure, improved suture guide device or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Publication date: July 11, 2002
    Inventor: Michael E. Snyder
  • Patent number: 6409762
    Abstract: The invention concerns a monobloc intraocular lens made of a flexible material comprising a central optic part (1) and a haptic part (4) including two loops (5) in contact with an internal wall of the eye and, for each contact loop (5), two elements (10, 10′) to be linked with the optic part (1), the lens having a symmetry with respect to two perpendicular axes (6, 8), the external surface (9) of each contact loop (5) having a convex-shaped curve defining an apex (S), and two end points (E, E′). The circle (Ca) passing through the apex (S) and the two end points (E, E′) has a diameter &phgr;a greater than or equal to the mean diameter &phgr;m of the ocular housing, and less than &phgr;m+1.5 mm. The apices (S) are separated from each other by a distance D>&phgr;a and the linking elements (10, 10′) are adapted so as to be deformable in flexion in the principal plane (3) of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: Chauvin Opsia, Z.A.C.
    Inventors: Joël Pynson, Florian David
  • Patent number: 6406494
    Abstract: Intraocular lenses include an optic adapted to focus light toward a retina of an eye and a movement assembly coupled to the optic. In one embodiment, the optic has a far vision correction power and the movement assembly is adapted to cooperate with the eye to effect accommodating movement of the optic, preferably upon radial compression by a capsular bag of the eye. The optic preferably vaults anteriorly relative to the movement assembly. The movement assembly preferably circumscribes the optic and includes a member having a proximal end portion coupled to the optic and a distal end portion extending away from the optic and adapted to contact a capsular bag of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: Allergan Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen W. Laguette, Alan J. Lang, Robert E. Glick
  • Publication number: 20020035398
    Abstract: Intraocular lenses for implanting within the natural capsular bag of the human eye having features on the outer ends or portions of the lenses to fixate the lens within the natural capsular bag following implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Publication date: March 21, 2002
    Inventor: J. Stuart Cumming
  • Patent number: 6306167
    Abstract: A deformable intraocular lens having a resilient haptic portion anchored into a deformable lens portion. Preferably, the haptic portion is anchored in a manner to the lens portion to provide a compressive type of connection therebetween. This anchoring configuration is particularly suitable for use with deformable intraocular lenses made of a collagen-based lens material (e.g. “Collamer”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Staar Surgical AG
    Inventors: Werner G. Bernau, Thomas J. Chambers
  • Patent number: 6302912
    Abstract: A deformable intraocular lens having a resilient haptic portion anchored into a deformable lens portion. Preferably, the haptic portion is anchored in a manner to the lens portion to provide a compressive type of connection therebetween. This anchoring configuration is particularly suitable for use with deformable intraocular lenses made of a collagen-based lens material (e.g. “Collamer”). A method of anchoring a deformable intraocular lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Staar Surgical AG
    Inventor: Werner G. Bernau
  • Patent number: 6197059
    Abstract: An accommodating intraocular lens to be implanted within the natural capsular bag of a human eye from which the natural lens matrix has been removed through an anterior capsule opening in the bag circumferentially surrounded by an anterior capsular remnant. During a postoperative healing period following surgery, the anterior capsular remnant fuses to the posterior capsule of the bag by fibrosis about haptics on the implanted lens while the ciliary muscle is maintained in its relaxed state by a cycloplegic to prevent dislocation of the lens, and the lens is deflected rearwardly by the fibrosing anterior capsular remnant to a distant vision position against the elastic posterior capsule of the bag in which the posterior capsule is stretched rearwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Medevec Licensing, B.V.
    Inventor: J. Stuart Cumming