Abstract: A preloaded intraocular lens (IOL) system/method utilizing haptic compression is disclosed. The disclosed system/method utilizes an IOL packaged in a compressed state that is inserted into a patient using a cartridge and lumen through which the IOL is advanced. Within this context the haptics to the IOL are wrapped around the IOL in a coplanar fashion during the loading of the IOL to permit the IOL to be shipped and stored in a compressed state. This compressed state is achieve by wrapping the haptics of the IOL during the manufacturing process to ensure that the IOL is properly aligned and thus delivered in a predetermined orientation within the patient's eye. This compressed packaging of the IOL permits a more uniform and consistent placement of the IOL in the patient and eliminates the potential for physician error during the critical IOL placement procedure.
March 15, 2013
Date of Patent:
June 19, 2018
Carl Zeiss Meditec Production, LLC
Rick Aguilera, Bob Glick, Stephen Q. Zhou
Abstract: In the connection zone, the portion of the haptic part connected to the optic part is situated on the edge of the optic part. The optic part consists of a flexible lens which can be folded or rolled upon insertion of the implant into the anterior chamber. The haptic part has a general form of the number 2 and has an upper free end, a bend, and a lower free end. In the connection zone, the connection between the optic part and the haptic part is rigid.
Abstract: In the connection zone 4, the portion of the haptic part 3 connected to the optic part 2 is situated on the edge of the optic part 2.The optic part 2 consists of a flexible lens which can be folded or rolled upon insertion of the implant 1 into the anterior chamber. In the connection zone 4, the connection between the optic part 2 and the haptic part 3 is rigid.