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1. (WO2005107845) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OCULAR TREATMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/107845    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/014980
Publication Date: Nov 17, 2005 International Filing Date: Apr 29, 2005
IPC: A61M 31/00
Applicants: ISCIENCE INTERVENTIONAL CORPORATION
HEE, Michael
CONSTON, Stanley R.
KUPIECKI, David J.
MCKENZIE, John
YAMAMOTO, Ronald
NASH, Michael
Inventors: HEE, Michael
CONSTON, Stanley R.
KUPIECKI, David J.
MCKENZIE, John
YAMAMOTO, Ronald
NASH, Michael
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OCULAR TREATMENT
Abstract:
The invention provides tools, materials and related methods to surgically access the suprachoroidal space of an eye for the purpose of performing minimally invasive surgery or to deliver drugs to the eye. The invention provides a flexible microcannula device (11, 13) that may be placed into the suprachoroidal space (12, 14) through a small incision (12A) of the overlying tissues, maneuvered into the appropriate region of the space, and then activated to treat tissues adjacent to the distal tip of the device.