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1. WO1999029267 - FOLDING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AN INTRAOCULAR LENS

Publication Number WO/1999/029267
Publication Date 17.06.1999
International Application No. PCT/US1998/026189
International Filing Date 07.12.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 28.06.1999
IPC
A61F 2/16 2006.1
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
02Prostheses implantable into the body
14Eye parts, e.g. lenses, corneal implants; Artificial eyes
16Intraocular lenses
CPC
A61F 2/1664
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
02Prostheses implantable into the body
14Eye parts, e.g. lenses, corneal implants; ; Implanting instruments specially adapted therefor; Artificial eyes
16Intraocular lenses
1662Instruments for inserting intraocular lenses into the eye
1664for manual insertion during surgery, e.g. forceps-like instruments
A61F 2/1691
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
02Prostheses implantable into the body
14Eye parts, e.g. lenses, corneal implants; ; Implanting instruments specially adapted therefor; Artificial eyes
16Intraocular lenses
1691Packages or dispensers for intraocular lenses
Applicants
  • ALLERGAN SALES, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • BRADY, Daniel, G.
  • COLLINSON, Michael
  • VIDAL, Claude, A.
Agents
  • BARAN, Robert, J.
Priority Data
08/987,86409.12.1997US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) FOLDING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AN INTRAOCULAR LENS
(FR) DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE DE PLIAGE DE LENTILLE INTRAOCULAIRE
Abstract
(EN) A folding device for holding and folding an IOL and adapted to allow a surgeon to select between loading the IOL into a removably attached IOL injector and between holding the IOL in a folded state for removal with a separate instrument. The folding device includes a pair of opposing sides, each having an upper surface. A plurality of retaining brackets extend upwardly from the upper surfaces of each side. The brackets are adapted for receiving and removably retaining the IOL injector. A hinge couples the sides together along a fold axis and allows the sides to retain the IOL therebetween. The hinge allows the sides to fold together from a planer position about a first fold direction when using the separate instrument and towards each other about a second fold direction when using the IOL injector. This allows the surgeon to select between attaching the IOL injector to the retaining brackets such that when the sides are folded about the second fold direction, the IOL is released from the sides and loaded into the load chamber and between folding the sides about the first fold direction such that the IOL is folded and maintained in a folded state.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un dispositif permettant de tenir et plier une lentille intraoculaire, et conçu pour permettre au chirurgien de choisir entre la mise en place de la lentille intraoculaire dans un injecteur de lentille intraoculaire fixé amovible et un maintien de la lentille intraoculaire à l'état plié en vue de l'enlèvement au moyen d'un instrument séparé. Le dispositif de pliage comporte une paire de côtés opposés, présentant chacun une surface supérieure. Une pluralité de crochets de retenue prennent naissance verticalement sur surfaces supérieures de chaque côté. Les crochets sont conçus pour accueillir et retenir amovible l'injecteur de lentille intraoculaire. Une charnière qui réunit les côtés le long d'un axe de pliage, permet aux côtés de retenir entre eux la lentille intraoculaire. La charnière permet aux côtés de se replier l'un sur l'autre depuis une position plane selon un premier axe de pliage lorsqu'on utilise l'instrument séparé, et l'un vers l'autre selon un second axe de pliage lorsqu'on utilise un injecteur de lentille intraoculaire. Cela permet au chirurgien de choisir entre, d'une part fixer l'injecteur de lentille intraoculaire dans les crochets de retenue de façon que, lorsque les bords sont pliés selon le second axe de pliage, la lentille intraoculaire soit libérée des côtés, et vienne se charger dans la chambre de chargement, et d'autre part plier les côtés selon le premier axe de pliage de façon que la lentille intraoculaire soit pliée et maintenue à l'état plié.
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