Synthesis of linkages for cataract surgery: Storage, folding, and delivery of replacement intraocular lenses (IOLs)

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 linkages for holding, folding, and delivering soft, foldable IOLs during cataract surgery. One solution is a compliant mechanism designed with the LINCAGES© software package.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-351
Number of pages15
JournalMechanism and Machine Theory
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2005

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Copyright:
Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Cataract surgery
  • Compliant mechanism
  • Foldable IOL
  • Intraocular lens (IOL)
  • Linkage

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