Design of mechanisms for storage, folding, and delivery of an intraocular lens (IOL) during cataract surgery

Arthur G Erdman, Paul E. Loftness

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Abstract

Surgical techniques for extraction of a cataract and implantation of a replacement intraocular lens (IOL) into the eye have improved dramatically in recent years. An important advance has been the development of foldable IOLs, which can be inserted into the eye through incisions approximately 50% smaller than those required for rigid IOLs. This paper reports on another evolutionary step in cataract surgery: the design of mechanisms for handling foldable IOLs during surgery. Mechanism designs are discussed for retrieving an IOL from its sterile storage container, folding the IOL in a desired configuration, and finally, placing the IOL accurately into a delivery tube.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages783-790
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event27th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Sep 29 2002Oct 2 2002

Other

Other27th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, Que.
Period9/29/0210/2/02

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