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1. (WO2013147978) METHOD, SURGICAL KIT AND DEVICE FOR TREATING GLAUCOMA

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/147978    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/020920
Publication Date: Fri Oct 04 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Jan 11 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A61F 9/00
A61F 9/007
A61M 1/00
A61M 5/00
Applicants: INNFOCUS, INC.
Inventors: PINCHUK, Leonard
Title: METHOD, SURGICAL KIT AND DEVICE FOR TREATING GLAUCOMA
Abstract:
A surgical kit includes at least one instrument and at least one implant device. The instrument has a needle body used to form a surgical passage through ocular tissue. The device includes a flexible tube that defines a duct for diverting aqueous humor with an outer surface having a maximal cross-sectional dimension that is less than the maximal cross-sectional dimension of the needle body. The device incorporates sealing means including at least one element that define a maximal cross-sectional dimension that is greater that the maximal cross- sectional dimension of the needle body and that are operably disposed within the surgical passage and form a seal between the surrounding ocular tissue and the element(s) as well as fixate the device in the surgical passage. The kit (and devices thereof) can be used as part of a surgical method to divert aqueous humor to a space formed in ocular tissue.