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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
623600110 Intraocular lens 418
623500110 Corneal implant 51
623600630 Retina 19
623600640 Globe 11
20090105817Artificial Accommodation System - The invention relates to a device for restoring the accommodating ability of the eye, which comprises: 04-23-2009
20110196487INTRAOCULAR IMPLANTS AND RELATED KITS AND METHODS - Devices, methods and kits are described for reducing intraocular pressure. The devices include a support that is implantable within Schlemm's canal and that may restore or maintain at least partial patency of the canal without substantially interfering with transmural or transluminal fluid flow across the canal. The devices utilize the natural drainage process of the eye and may be implanted with minimal trauma to the eye. Kits may include a support and an introducer for implanting the support within Schlemm's canal. Methods may include implanting a support within Schlemm's canal, where the support is capable of restoring or maintaining at least partial patency of the canal without substantial interference with transmural or transluminal fluid flow across the canal.08-11-2011
20090306772Ocular Scaffolds and Methods for Subretinal Repair of Bruch's Membrane - The present invention provides ocular scaffolds composed of poly (e-caprolactone) configured to be inserted into the sub-retinal space of a subject, as well as methods for treating eye disease (e.g., age-related macular degeneration) with such scaffolds. The present invention also provides methods of making such scaffolds.12-10-2009
20100076552SUSPENSION FOR VISUALIZATION OF TRANSPARENT TISSUE IN EYE - Disclosed is an ocular transparent tissue-visualizing suspension which can be used as an easy-to-handle and sufficiently safe means to enhance visibility of transparent tissues of the eye during a surgical operation on them. The ocular transparent tissue-visualizing suspension comprises, in an aqueous medium, fine particles of a biodegradable macromolecular compound and at least one salt selected from the groups consisting of salts of trivalent metals and salts of divalent metals.03-25-2010
20100331974Intraocular Kinetic Power Generator - An implantable kinetic power generator has an oscillating weight that is physically coupled to a first gear. A second gear with a rotor at its center of rotation is coupled to the first gear. A generating coil is located in close proximity to the rotor. An energy storage unit is electrically coupled to the coil. A shell suitable for implantation in the eye encloses these components. When the rotor rotates, energy generated by the coil is stored in the energy storage unit.12-30-2010
20120116504Reliably Retained Shape Memory Ophthalmological Implants - An implantable ophthalmological device (05-10-2012
20120010702OPHTHALMIC IMPLANT FOR TREATMENT OF GLAUCOMA - An implant is placed within Schlemm's canal of the eye and provides tension to the trabecular meshwork. The tension is continuous and increases the aqueous outflow without the necessity of administering cholinergic drugs to treat glaucoma.01-12-2012
20110125259IMPLANTABLE SYSTEM FOR RESTORING ACCOMMODATION CAPACITY USING INTERNAL ENERGY - An implantable system for restoring accommodation capacity includes at least one ring configured to be implanted in a ciliary sulcus and a capacitor with a first capacitor plate and a second capacitor plate. The first capacitor plate is arranged on an implantable ring and the second capacitor plate is connected to a capsular bag.05-26-2011
20120109292INFRA-ORBITAL IMPLANT - An infra-orbital implant is provided for surgically altering the appearance of an infra-orbital region of an associated human eye. The implant includes a body made from a biocompatible material adapted for use with human tissue. The body includes an anterior surface and a posterior surface. The anterior surface of the body includes a skin tone correction surface. The skin tone correction surface of the infra-orbital implant cooperates with the overlying skin to correct a skin tone of the infra-orbital region when the implant is introduced beneath the skin portion of the infra-orbital region of the associated human eye.05-03-2012
20090099654SCLERAL PROSTHESIS HAVING CROSSBARS FOR TREATING PRESBYOPIA AND OTHER EYE DISORDERS - A scleral prosthesis includes a prosthesis body having first and second side surfaces and a cavity extending through the prosthesis body from the first side surface to the second side surface. The scleral prosthesis also includes a crossbar configured to be inserted into the cavity, where the crossbar is wider than the prosthesis body. The cavity could define a narrower central opening and wider end openings, and the crossbar could have a narrower central portion and wider end portions. Also, the prosthesis body could include multiple cavities, and the scleral prosthesis could include multiple crossbars configured to be inserted into the multiple cavities. Each of the cavities could be located proximate to an end of the prosthesis body. The crossbar could be substantially straight with a cylindrical cross section.04-16-2009
20120296421MANUFACTURING METHOD OF FOLDABLE ARTIFICIAL VITREOUS BODY AND MOULD THEREOF - The present invention relates to a foldable capsular vitreous body (FCVB), and its mould design, method for manufacturing, product appearance, and drug delivery property and so on. A mould for molding a foldable artificial vitreous body comprises an upper mould (11-22-2012
20080294253Device and Method for Incremental Correction of Sight Disorders and Ocular Diseases - A device and method of use thereof for incrementally adjusting the size and/or shape of a particular body part is provided. The device comprises first and second layers each formed of a synthetic resin. The first layer is formed of a heat-shrinkable material having a low melting point while the second layer has a melting point much higher than the first layer. Upon being subjected to energy, the first layer will shrink or contract causing the second layer, and thus the overall device, to bend in the direction of contraction. In use, the device is inserted into the particular body part after which energy is applied to the device so as to cause the body to expand, move, reshape, etc. The invention is particularly useful for treatment of accommodative disorders of the eye by positioning one or more of the devices within the eye sclera or attached to the sclera around the limbus so that the sclera and ciliary body are expanded away from the crystalline lens upon being of the device.11-27-2008
20110144745OPHTHALMIC ENDOILLUMINATION SYSTEM - An endoillumination system comprises a system controller and a light modulation apparatus responsive to the controller to alter at least one parameter associated with a input light beam to generate a modulated light beam. The endoillumination system further comprises an optical fiber for carrying the modulated light beam and a probe through which at least a portion of the optical fiber extends. The probe is sized for insertion into an eye.06-16-2011
20090082859POLARIZATION-SENSITIVE VISION PROSTHESIS - A vision prosthesis includes a first detector disposed to detect a polarization state of light reflected from a retina, and a controller in communication with the first detector. The controller is configured to receive, from the detector, a measurement signal indicative of the polarization state. In response thereto, the controller generates a control signal for causing a change to an optical property of an optical system in optical communication with the retina.03-26-2009
20090082860Ocular Implants with Asymmetric Flexibility - An ocular implant having a body extending along a generally curved longitudinal axis, the curved longitudinal axis defining a first plane, the body having a diameter of between 0.005 inches and 0.04 inches and being adapted to be disposed within a canal of Schlemm in a human subject's eye; wherein the body has a first flexibility when bent along the first plane and a second flexibility different from the first flexibility when bent along a second plane that intersects the first plane and is not coincident with the first plane. Another aspect of the invention provides a method of treating a human eye, including the steps of: inserting an implant into Schlemm's canal of a human eye, the implant having a first flexibility when bent along a first plane and a second flexibility different from the first flexibility when bent along a second plane that intersects the first plane and is not coincident with the first plane; and supporting tissue forming Schlemm's canal with the implant.03-26-2009
20090210053APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING GLAUCOMATOUS OPTIC NEUROPATHY - A device and method is disclosed for preventing glaucomatous optic neuropathy, an affliction of the eye. An incision is made in the scleral region of the eye and an optic nerve head shield is inserted and positioned proximate to the optic nerve head of the eye to form a pressure seal over the optic nerve head of the eye. The optic nerve head shield decreases the pressure differential across the cribiform plate preventing bowing of the cribiform plate and glaucomatous optic neuropathy.08-20-2009
20130218269DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF RETINAL DETACHMENT AND OTHER MALADIES OF THE EYE - The present invention relates generally to a device and method for the treatment of retinal detachment, ocular hypertension and glaucoma, and increasing the amplitude of accommodation. In an illustrative embodiment, the device includes a tapered, mesh tube. Once the device is within the sclera, the mesh expands to deform the sclera. When the device is placed within the posterior sclera for the treatment of a retinal tear, the device expands deforming the sclera so that the retinal pigment epithelium comes in contact with the retinal tear to seal the tear. For the treatment of ocular hypertension, glaucoma and to increase the amplitude of accommodation, the device is placed within the anterior sclera over the posterior plicata of the ciliary body, which upon expansion causes the underlying ciliary body to deform, resulting in traction on the trabecular meshwork and deformation of the ciliary body, which causes lowering of intraocular pressure, and increases the amplitude of accommodation in patients with ocular hypertension or decreased accommodation.08-22-2013
20100137981OCULAR IMPLANT WITH SHAPE CHANGE CAPABILITIES - Disclosed are devices, methods and systems for treatment of eye disease such as glaucoma. Implants are described herein that enhance aqueous flow through the normal outflow system of the eye with minimal to no complications. The implant can be reversibly deformed to a first shape, such as a generally linear shape conducive to insertion. Upon insertion, the implant can deform to a second shape, such as a generally non-linear shape conducive to retention within the eye. The shape also improves fluid flow from the anterior chamber and prevents or reduces clogging.06-03-2010
20120245682SURFACE TREATED IMPLANTABLE ARTICLES AND RELATED METHODS - Surface treated implantable articles and related methods are disclosed. The surface treated implantable articles can be substantially flash-free, include one or more rounded edges, or include an enhanced optical clarity, one or all of which can be produced by polishing. The polishing can include causing the implantable articles to be repeatedly impacted with polishing media when the articles are swelled to an enlarged state. The polishing process can be particularly useful for smoothing lacrimal implants insertable in a lacrimal canaliculus.09-27-2012
20100331976PROSTHETIC DEVICES AND METHODS AND SYSTEMS RELATED THERETO - Prosthetic devices, methods and systems are disclosed. Eye position and/or neural activity of a primate are recorded and combined. The combination signal is compared with a predetermined signal. The result of the comparison step is used to actuate the prosthetic device.12-30-2010
20100331975FIBER MATRIX FOR MAINTAINING SPACE IN SOFT TISSUES - A fiber matrix is provided for maintaining space in soft tissue, for example for use in procedures for assisting drainage of aqueous humor from an eye to treat glaucoma. The fiber matrix comprises a plurality of crossing fibers forming a mesh with a plurality of void spaces. The fibers and void spaces are sized and arranged so as to permit passage of fluid through the fiber matrix and to inhibit formation of scar tissue through the fiber matrix. The fibers may comprise a polymeric material, and the fiber matrix may be manufactured by electrospinning. The fibers may comprise a biostable and/or a biodegradable material. In one method of using a fiber matrix, the fiber matrix is positioned under a scleral flap, with at least part of the fiber matrix under the scleral flap.12-30-2010
20110009958Ocular Implants and Methods for Delivering Ocular Implants Into the Eye - An ocular implant is provided. In some embodiments, the ocular implant includes a body that is curved about a longitudinal central axis and a distal body portion that defines a longitudinal channel including a channel opening. The implant is sized and configured such that the ocular implant assumes an orientation in which the channel opening is adjacent a major side of Schlemm's canal when the ocular implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal. Methods for delivering ocular implants into Schlemm's canal are also provided. Some methods include covering openings in the ocular implant, advancing the implant into Schlemm's canal while at least some of the openings are covered, and uncovering the openings while the distal portion of the implant is disposed in Schlemm's canal.01-13-2011
20100145443REPLICA EYE - A replica eye includes an eyeball with a light-transmitting area for transmitting light, a resilient film, a driving member, and a transmission mechanism. The resilient film includes a pupil portion and an iris portion surrounding the pupil portion. The pupil portion is in a first color. The iris portion is in a second color other than the first color. The driving member has a shaft. The driving member provides rotating forces to the shaft. The transmission mechanism comprises a rotor fastened on the shaft of the driving member, and a plurality of flexible members in radial arrangement. A first end of each flexible member away from the rotor is fastened on an outer edge of the resilient film. When the driving member rotates the transmission mechanism, centrifugal forces are imparted on the plurality of flexible members, the plurality of flexible members stretches the pupil portion and the iris portion.06-10-2010
20100063587Metal lower eyelid pocket reducer - Metal lower eyelid pocket reducer is round metal concave disk that is worn at night to reduce the size of lower eyelid pocket. The lower temperature will decrease blood circulation to the tissue and to atrophy it. Metal is a good heat conductor and radiator. When lower eyelid pocket is covered with a metal lower eyelid pocket reducer the temperature and blood supply of lower eyelid will decrease and the subcutaneous fatty tissue of lower eyelid will atrophy. This is a painless non-surgical cosmetic procedure.03-11-2010
20110153012SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE REGULATION OF EMERGING MYOPIA - In accordance with exemplary embodiments of the present invention, an eye is presented with a therapeutic optical structure (e.g., corneal reshaping or by way of a contact lens) that focuses the peripheral image field in at least one meridian in front of the mid peripheral retina. In general, the therapeutic optical structure places the peripheral image field with reference to the retina in the direction and amplitude that growth is needed in order that the emerging myopia would be regulated. In accordance with exemplary embodiments of the present invention, an eye is presented with a therapeutic optical structure that further produces a central retinal image that is focused on the central retina in at least one meridian so as to not reshape the central cornea.06-23-2011
20100292788UNITARY SCLERAL BUCKLING ELEMENT AND METHODS OF USING SAME - A unitary scleral buckling element for treating a retinal defect within an eye of a subject is disclosed. The scleral buckling element has a band portion for encircling the eye and an enlarged portion formed along the length of the band portion, which is configured to overlie a retinal defect. In one aspect, the width of the enlarged portion is greater than the width of the band portion of the scleral buckling element.11-18-2010
20100179652Treatment of ocular disease - The invention relates to a novel apparatus for the treatment of ocular disease, particularly glaucoma. The apparatus consists of a locating device to locate Schlemm's Canal within the anterior portion of the eye and a surgical tool to access the canal for treatment. The apparatus allows for guided, minimally invasive surgical access to Schlemm's Canal to enable surgical procedures to be performed on the canal and trabecular meshwork to reduce intraocular pressure. The apparatus may also deliver devices or substances to Schlemm's Canal in the treatment of glaucoma.07-15-2010
20100121440REPLICA EYE - A replica eye includes a dome-shaped eyeball, a back simulating member, a front simulating member, a container, at least one tube, and a driving member. The eyeball includes a light-transmitting area for transmitting light. The back simulating member has a simulating surface being a first color. The front simulating member has a resilient capsule being a second color other than the first color. The resilient capsule is attached to the simulating surface, and arranged between the simulating surface and the light-transmitting area. The container is used for accommodating fillers. The at least one tube is capable of passing through the simulating surface to connect between the resilient capsule and the container. The driving member is coupled to the container for driving the fillers received in the container move towards and away from resilient capsule via the tube.05-13-2010
20100121441Surgical implant and method - A first embodiment is a method comprising a bipolar diathermy for the eye wherein an electrode is connected to the ground electrode of the diathermy circuit, through a speculum which is applied between the eyelids, the electrode is then applied to the desired parts of the eye to create changes in layers of the eye using a designated, co-axial delivery and return path from the eye where the desired part of the eye can be the sclera, trans-sclera, and the trans-conjunctiva and the electrode can be a Jabbour electrode. The Jabbour electrode and a refillable implant are also disclosed in embodiments as well as a method of implantation for the implant.05-13-2010
20100121439Vaulted perforated coating for orbital implants - A coating for an orbital implant has an anterior portion having a different bioabsorbability than a posterior portion. This allows the implant to have an insertion surface, to reduce irritation, to prevent implant exposure, and to anchor muscles. The coating has a visual indicator to facilitate orientation. Shell materials are further selected to allow for sterile packaging, to secure therapeutic agents thereon, and to secure the coating to the core. Passageways enhance fluid flow to and from the core, and expose the core surface to muscles. The passageways are sized and shaped to reduce irritation. In an alternate embodiment, the anterior coating portion has a vaulted zone creating a gap between the undersurface of the coating and the outer surface of the core through which a suture can easily pass. Perforations through the coating provide targets for passage of the suture through the coating.05-13-2010
20090204207Advanced Electro-Active Optic Device - Optical devices having a dynamic aperture and/or an apodization mask are provided. The aperture and/or mask may be provided by one or more electro-active elements, and may be used in an ophthalmic device that that is spaced apart from but in optical communication with an intraocular lens, a corneal inlay, a corneal onlay, or a spectacle lens that provide an optical power.08-13-2009
20110071627DEVICE FOR REVERSIBLY ATTACHING AN IMPLANT IN AN EYE - The object of providing a device for reversibly attaching an implant to an eye, with which the implant can be attached in a simple way to the eye and can if necessary be detached or removed from the eye, is achieved according to the present invention by means of a device for attaching an implant by means of a pin that comprises a substantially elongated shaft, wherein the implant includes an implant film for contacting living tissue or nerves in the visual system of the eye and the implant film has an opening through which the shaft of the pin can be at least partially inserted, characterised in that the device includes a holding element that can be arranged on the shaft of the pin so that the holding element engages on the shaft of the pin and is fixed in an attachment position to the pin. By means of the device according to the invention the implant is on the one hand reliably attached, but can if necessary be detached from the retina by removing the holding element or retainer, wherein the pin anchored in the eye does not have to be removed at the same time, but can be re-used. Damage or injury to the tissue of the eye that would otherwise be associated with the removal of the pin can thereby also be avoided.03-24-2011
20120016472Color Tactile Vision System - A tactile display writer unit includes a probe having a contact tip, and at least a first actuator and a second actuator coupled to the probe, whereby activation of the actuators results in a displacement of the probe tip in one or more of a z-direction and in a lateral direction having a vector in an x-y plane. Also, a display writer includes a plurality of such units supported in an x-y array. The writer units may have a third actuator coupled to the probe. Also, a tactile vision system includes such a display writer, an image processor, and an image sensor. The processor transforms RGB image information from the image sensor into hue-based information having two or more attributes; and the actuators in the tactile display writer are activated by the information attributes. Also, a method for producing a tactile color stimulus at a site on the skin of a subject includes providing a probe having a contact tip; displacing the tip at the contact site in a direction generally normal to the skin surface at the site to an extent that relates one attribute of a hue-based model of the color, and displacing the tip in at least one lateral direction generally in a plane parallel to the skin surface at the site to an extent that relates to at least one additional attribute of the color.01-19-2012
20120116505SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR CORRECTING HYPEROPIA, MYOPIA AND PRESBYOPIA - The present invention includes an ophthalmic device and system of mounting for correcting hyperopia, myopia and presbyopia. The present invention includes a limbus ring mountable in an encircling relation to a central optic zone of a cornea on a limbus annulus surrounding the cornea. In the limbus ring defines a substantially annular toroid defining a first average diameter that is selectable and has a hydrophilic coating disposed thereon. The inner radius of the limbus ring is selectable such that, upon mounting on the limbus annulus, the limbus ring causes the limbus annulus to contract or expand thereby causing the curvature of the cornea and the eye length to increase or decrease. The mounting system of the present invention is adapted to receive a limbus ring and further adapted to selectively place the limbus ring on a limbus annulus.05-10-2012
20120059462METHODS FOR REDUCING OR PREVENTING TRANSPLANT REJECTION IN THE EYE AND INTRAOCULAR IMPLANTS FOR USE THEREFOR - Methods for reducing or preventing transplant rejection in the eye of an individual are described, comprising: a) performing an ocular transplant procedure; and b) implanting in the eye a bioerodible drug delivery system comprising an immunosuppressive agent and a bioerodible polymer.03-08-2012
20120158130CAPSULOTOMY DEVICE AND METHOD USING ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION HEATING - A capsulotomy device for use in an eye having a capsular bag, comprising a conductive, primary coil capable of generating magnetic field lines and a conductive, secondary coil configured to permit insertion through an incision having a diameter of 3 mm or less, and placement on the capsular bag. When the magnetic field lines are projected through the secondary coil, a current is generated within the secondary coil.06-21-2012
20120232647ADJUSTABLE WEIGHTED EYELID CLOSURE DEVICES AND METHODS - Provided herein are embodiments of a weighted eyelid closure device for use in treating lagophthalmos. In accordance with an embodiment, the device can be implanted by an oculoplastic surgeon into a patient's eyelid, to treat lagophthalmos. The device's weight can then be adjusted later by the surgeon, if necessary, without requiring removal of the entire device. For example, if it is discovered that an implanted device is too heavy or too light after it has been implanted within the patient's eyelid, the load of the device can be adjusted by modifying the previous load. Alternatively, a new load having the desired weight can be implanted.09-13-2012
20100204786METHOD AND INSERT FOR MODIFYING EYE COLOR - A method and intrastroma insert are adapted to modify eye color. The insertion of opaque material into the stromal space is a means of changing the color and/or design of the stroma and, apparently, the iris. Biocompatible inserts include a slurry of biocompatible material, a fabric including opacified material, and a thin, permeable film material incorporating some opaque materials that may also alter the shape of the cornea to improve aberrational shape.08-12-2010
20120172984Method for burying implant to choroid - After a vitreous gel of an eyeball is liquefied, a choroid is exposed; a vitreous humor is sucked to decrease a pressure in a vitreous body; a pocket is formed in the choroid; and then an implant is inserted into the pocket.07-05-2012
20090018650OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ZONULAR STRETCH SEGMENT FOR TREATING PRESBYOPIA - The invention comprises a device for treating presbyopia. A stretch segment is provided for intraocular implantation into the annular sulcus region defined by the intersection of the iris and ciliary body. The stretch segment engages and exerts an outward radial tension against the ciliary body. The segment is designed to take up slack in the equatorial zonules in the presbyopic eye, such that their effective working distance is enhanced. This aids in the accommodation process which affects the curvature of the lens for near viewing. The segment may a closed ring, or may be open ended.01-15-2009
20120239144Aberration-Correcting Vision Prosthesis - A vision prosthesis includes an optical element having a characteristic function associated with refraction therethrough. The characteristic function is selected to reduce aberration in an eye when the optical element is implanted at a location therein.09-20-2012
20130178933Ocular Device - The present invention describes an ocular device comprising a magnetic eye implant and a ferrofluid. The products of the invention solve the problems of the patients' position and contribute to the increase in the success rate of the surgical procedure for correcting retinal detachment, problems of severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy in those incapable of maintaining posture, of infectious retinitis, problems resulting from traumatisms and endophthalmitis. It is also possible to use the device as an auxiliary surgical element, e.g., for extracting subretinal fluid.07-11-2013
20130103143SCLERAL PROSTHESIS FOR TREATING PRESBYOPIA AND OTHER EYE DISORDERS AND RELATED DEVICES AND METHODS - A system includes a scleral prosthesis and an insert. The scleral prosthesis includes an elongated body having a first free end and a second free end opposite the first end. A maximum width of the body at each end is wider than a maximum width of the body between the ends. The body includes multiple first portions that form the first end of the body and a part of the body between the ends. The first portions are separated lengthwise along a substantial portion of a total length of the body. The first portions are biased so that they maintain separation from one another without external interference but are configured to be pushed towards each other. The insert is configured to be placed between the first portions to maintain a separation of the first portions. The body and/or the insert could be formed using one or more magnetic materials.04-25-2013
20110276131NASOLACRIMAL DRAINAGE SYSTEM IMPLANTS FOR DRUG THERAPY - An implant for insertion through a punctum and into a canalicular lumen of a patient. The implant includes a matrix of material, a therapeutic agent dispersed in the matrix of material, a sheath disposed over a portion of the matrix of material and configured to inhibit the therapeutic agent from being released from the matrix of material into the canalicular lumen and to allow the therapeutic agent to be released from a surface of the matrix of material to a tear film, and a retention structure configured to retain the implant within the canalicular lumen.11-10-2011
20130150959Ocular Implant Architectures - An ocular implant having a first spine; a second spine; a first strut extending in an axial direction Z between the first spine and the second spine; a second strut extending in an axial direction Z between the first spine and the second spine; wherein an angular dimension θ of a first edge of each strut undulates as the strut extends in the axial direction Z between the first spine and the second spine; and wherein a radius r of an outer surface of each strut remains substantially constant as the strut extends the axial direction Z between the first spine and the second spine.06-13-2013
20130197633DISPOSITIF DE SUCCION POUR LE TRAITEMENT D UNE PATHOLOGIE OCULAIRE - The invention concerns a device allowing the treatment of an ocular pathology, comprising: 08-01-2013
20120059461INTRAOCULAR IMPLANTS AND RELATED KITS AND METHODS - Devices, methods and kits are described for reducing intraocular pressure. The devices include a support that is implantable within Schlemm's canal and that may restore or maintain at least partial patency of the canal without substantially interfering with transmural or transluminal fluid flow across the canal. The devices utilize the natural drainage process of the eye and may be implanted with minimal trauma to the eye. Kits may include a support and an introducer for implanting the support within Schlemm's canal. Methods may include implanting a support within Schlemm's canal, where the support is capable of restoring or maintaining at least partial patency of the canal without substantial interference with transmural or transluminal fluid flow across the canal.03-08-2012
20120071971ARTIFICIAL EYE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE - An artificial eye comprises a transparent cup-shaped body member having a substantially concave inner surface and a substantially convex outer surface. The body member includes a pupil portion at the center, a substantially annular iris portion abutting the peripheral edge of the pupil portion for defining a boundary between the pupil portion and the iris portion, and at least one groove formed in the concave inner surface of the iris portion of the body member. The grooves are visible through the iris portion for reflecting light through the body member.03-22-2012


Patent applications in all subclasses EYE PROSTHESIS (E.G., LENS OR CORNEAL IMPLANT, OR ARTIFICIAL EYE, ETC.)