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1. (WO2018132897) CAPSULAR SPACE CLEARING APPARATUS AND USE THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/132897    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2018/050038
Publication Date: Fri Jul 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Jan 16 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61F 9/007
A61F 9/00
A61M 1/00
Applicants: ASHENHURST, Michael Edward
Inventors: ASHENHURST, Michael Edward
Title: CAPSULAR SPACE CLEARING APPARATUS AND USE THEREOF
Abstract:
An apparatus and use thereof for clearing a capsular space following removal of a cataract or other ophthalmologic procedure. The apparatus includes a body having an irrigation outlet, an aspiration inlet, and a sweeper head rotatably connected with the body for extending a portion of the body including the irrigation outlet, the aspiration inlet, and the sweeper head into the capsular space. The sweeper head is connected with the body by a flow-to-rotary converter located in a cavity within the body for powering the sweeper head with fluid flow while irrigating the capsular space, aspirating the capsular space, or both. Sweeping a surface of the lens capsule while irrigating facilitates clearing remnants and other material from the capsular space following removal of cataracts or another ophthalmologic procedure.